I’d Like To Know Who Sent This Spam, But I Don’t Dare

I received a really great offer yesterday by email, for a free credit score.  The three credit reporting agencies are obligated to provide credit reports without charge once a year, but I think you have to pay for the score.  I’d like to get a free credit score, And this email may provide just the ticket! There seems to be only one problem, and that is that though it looks real, I think it’s spam email.  Specifically, think it’s a “phishing” email meant to get me to click on a link, or respond to an email, dangled in front of me for nefarious purposes. “Phishing” is a scam where criminals typically send emails to thousands of people, hoping they will bite at the bait.  The emails purportedly are sent by a bank, a delivery service such as UPS, or an online store – any place that would normally seem safe and which might be sending an email to a customer or a potential customer.  The purpose of the scam is to trick the recipient into clicking on the email, or going to a web site, and entering personal information such as a social security number or a bank account number and password. A closer look at the email address, which purportedly was sent by “transunion.score.report”, found that the true email address is from transunion.score.report@xnrybw.link (hyperlink removed to proper the unwary!). That’s...

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