Scam Alert: Spoofed Email Addresses

Published May 8, 2018

Watch out for spoofed email addresses which are email addresses that appear to come from a trustworthy source in order to trick the recipient.

For example, an ETC customer received the following message which appears to be from ETC.

ETC did NOT send this email message and would never ask for a customer’s username or password by way of email.

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Confirm email
Date: 2017-09-25 02:33
From: Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation <>

This message was sent automatically by a program on Webmail which
periodically checks the size of inboxes, where new messages are
received. The program is run weekly to ensure no one’s inbox grows
too large. If your inbox becomes too large, you will be unable to
receive new email. Just before this message was sent, you had 18
Megabytes (MB) or more of messages stored in your inbox on your
Webmail To help us re-set your SPACE on our database prior to
maintain your INBOX, you must reply to this e-mail and enter your:

Username (……………..)
and Password (………………..)

You will continue to receive this warning message periodically,
If your inbox size grows to 20 MB, then a program on Bates Webmail
will move your oldest email to a folder in your home directory to
ensure that you will continue to be able to receive in coming email.
You will be notified by email that this has taken place. If your
inbox grows to 25 MB, you will be unable to receive new email as
it will be returned to the sender. After you read a message, it is
best to REPLY and SAVE a copy.

Thank you for your cooperation
Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation


For more information check out ETC’s 4 Tips to Avoid Spam.