Your Latest Sprint Bill is Available Online-Fiction! & Phishing! & Virus!
Summary of eRumor:
This is a very official looking email that appears as though it came from Sprint that says that your bill is ready to be viewed online. There is also a Pay Now button in the body of the email that you are encouraged to use.
These cleverly disguised sinister emails that went viral on the Internet in early October 2012.
Do not click the links or buttons in these emails as they can redirect you to a website other than Sprint. These sites may infect your computer with malware or trick you into submitting personal and financial information according to Virginia Commonwealth University’s VCU Phishing Net web site.
The easiest way to check this sort of questionable email is to hover the mouse (without clicking any buttons) over the links or buttons in the suspected emails. Look at the bottom border of the email window for a URL or Internet link of the website. If that link does not appear to be from the company sending the email it is a very good indication that it is a redirecting scam.
It is a good practice to never click links in unsolicited emails until the computer user is certain that the links are safe.