Please refer to this ALERTS page for important messages from Pine Telephone System, Inc.
January 31, 2017
Some customers recently received a phishing email in an attempt to obtain information.
Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
Phishing scams typically attempt to complete on of the following:
- Deliver file attachments that can infect your computer with harmful software.
- Entice you to click on links to a website that infect your computer with harmful software.
- Trick you into sharing your username/password to gain access to your network or personal information.
In the event that an Pine Telephone internet account or email password account password required a change-we would contact you via telephone or a letter in the mail, in accordance with our CPNI privacy regulations. We would not send out an email asking you to change.
Please be suspicious when receiving an email that does not carry a legitimate email address or is being sent to you from someone who you don’t know or trust.
Pine Telephone has many forms of protection in place to protect our valued customers from such attacks, such as firewalls and spam filters. We have found that your suspicion is the best defense…if you receive an email from someone unfamiliar to you or raises any level of suspicion, it is best to delete.
If you have any further questions, please contact our office @ 541-742-2201.