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Blowing Rock Chamber Warns of Charter Email Scam

By Jesse Wood

July 18, 2014. The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce has recently notified members about email scammers posing as Charter Communications.

The subject of the email is titled “PROTECT YOUR VALID CHARTER ACCOUNT!” and asks for personal identification information such as email passwords and zipcodes.

“If you get the following email from Charter, it is a scam. Ignore it. Someone is phishing for your personal information,” Terri Bailey, membership services director with the Blowing Rock Chamber, noted in an email blast.

Below is what the email looks like:

From: Charter Webmail Communciations

Subject: PROTECT YOUR VALID CHARTER ACCOUNT!

Attn. Charter User,

Account Upgrade/Maintenance All Webmail Accounts

We regret to announce to you that we will be making some vital maintenance on our Charter Accounts. During this process you may encounter login problems in signing into your account, but to prevent this you will be required to confirm your account immediately you receive this notification. To confirm and to keep your Charter Account active during and after this process, please reply to this message with the below account information’s. Failure to do this may result to a permanent deactivation of your webmail account from our database to enable us create more spaces for
up coming subscribers.

To prevent your account from being terminated, you will have to update it by providing the informations requested below:

CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL IDENTITY NOW
*E-mail Address: ……………….(Compulsory)
*E-mail Password : ………………… (Compulsory)
*Confirm password: ……………………..(Compulsory)
*Service Address ZIP Code:…………………..(Compulsory)

Your Charter Account shall remain active after we have successfully
confirmed and upgraded your account.Thank you for your swift response to this notification we apologize for any inconveniences.

Charter Webmail Technical Support
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