Identity thieves are sending phishing emails to New Mexico businesses.

Who Is It Targeting: Business Owners in New Mexico

What It Is: The Attorney General of New Mexico is warning business owners throughout the state about a recent phishing scam. Business owners are receiving emails claiming to be from the Attorney General’s office which state that there has been a complaint filed against their company. Email recipients are instructed to click on a link to view and dispute the claim.  However, clicking on the link will allow the download of malware onto the user’s computer exposing the information on the machine.

What Are They After: Money

How Can You Avoid It:  You should be very careful about clicking on links in unsolicited emails.  Furthermore, the New Mexico Attorney General has stated that they do not send emails of this nature. If you receive an email like this, and are concerned about potential complaints, you can contact the Attorney General’s office via phone.  If you receive such an email you should also file a complaint with the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office.  If you have already clicked on the link, call the Identity Theft Resource Center at 888.400.5530 to learn about how you can protect yourself from identity theft.

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