We’re getting increased reports of phishing emails to customers claiming to be from TDS but are actually from @cableone email addresses in many cases. These phishing attempts, which urge you to click on web links and/or open a Google form, are NOT from TDS. We’re working to block emails from this domain name on our email servers. If you clicked on any links or entered any information, please update your TDS email password immediately.
Here is how to spot a phishing scam,
It’s called “phishing” because cyber criminals try to lure you into their trap, often using a legitimate-looking emails, hoping you take the bait. Their goal? To trick you into revealing account numbers and payment information.
The REAL trick is being alert and knowing what to look for so you don’t fall for this kind of scam. Since most phishing emails have some common elements, they’re easy to spot once you know what to watch for.
Let’s take a some real-life examples:
1. Look at the sender’s email address. Often this is your first clue something is amiss—if the address doesn’t match the business supposedly sending the email, it’s probably a scam.
2. Look for spelling and grammar mistakes. Frequently cybercriminals make some pretty horrible mistakes. Sure, mistakes happen even in professional communications, but they’re rare. If you notice errors, you should be on alert.