Beware the Latest ‘Phishing’ Email

“Phishing” emails are sent to the customers of many different companies and organizations by anonymous parties who want to steal personal information.

We’ve warned about these e-mails before, but the basics are worth repeating.

Suddenlink will not ask you to provide information like your username, password, social security number or credit card via an email message.

If you receive an email message claiming or appearing to be from us and asking for such information — or encouraging you to visit a website to enter such information — do not reply.

Instead, forward such emails to submit-phishing@suddenlink.net — and then immediately delete the forwarded email.

Report: Spam is on the Rise Again

Spam volume — especially spam with a malicious attachment — is at a two-year high, according to a report from M86 Security labs. Most common, the report says, are emails professing to come from UPS. Other prevalent spam claims to originate from hotels, pharmaceutical companies, gambling and dating services … even from cable companies.

Don’t be fooled. Suddenlink will not ask you to provide information like your username, password, social security number or credit card via an email message.