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February 12, 2015

You received two communications from Human Resources regarding the Anthem security breach. Information Technology also wants to alert you to a few scams that are surfacing so that you can be on your guard.

Phishing Emails
Phony emails are circulating which appear to come from Anthem and offer free credit protection and other services, but these are actually attempts to gather your personal information. Do not click on embedded links, open attachments, nor provide any personal or financial information to an unsolicited email that appears to originate from Anthem.

Phishing Phone Calls
Similarly, do not provide financial information or credit card information in response to callers who say they are representing Anthem. Anthem reports that they will be contacting those affected by the data breach via the U.S. Postal Service.

For More Information
If you would like additional information on avoiding phishing in general, or the Anthem data breach in particular, please visit the OnGuard Online website sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Homeland Security.

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