Dear Valued Customer,
Consolidated Communications is notifying its Internet customers about an abusive email
practice in which a
fraudulent message requests that the company’s broadband customers submit
personal information online.
Consolidated Communications officials emphasize that the company Never uses electronic communication to request
personal information, and it is warning consumers to delete suspicious email and report encounters
with the abusive practice known as “phishing.” “Phishing” is typically an
electronic attempt to acquire sensitive information, such as usernames, birth
dates, passwords, bank account or credit card details, by masquerading as a
The suspicious email message was sent this
week to Internet users with Consolidated Communications domain names.
It falsely claims an affiliation with
Consolidated Communications while making a request for personal
Customers who encounter a suspicious email or website claiming an affiliation
with Consolidated Communications should report the information by
forwarding it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Within its network support team, Consolidated Communications has technical
staff with expertise in investigating Internet abuse.