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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Phishing Example 121: Social Security Statement

Received January 2016

From: Social Security Statement <xxxnoxxreply@ssa-xx-xgov>
Date: Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 8:11 AM
Subject: Social Security Statement

Xxxxxx Xxxxxxxxxx
We d like to remind you to review your Social Security Statement online. The Statement has important Social Security information and, if applicable, estimates of your future benefits.
If you are working, we encourage you to check your Statement yearly to make sure your earnings record is correct. The Statement also will help in planning your financial future.
To view your most recent Statement, please read this document 
             [NOTE -LINK DISPLAYS AS .GOV, But goes to an offshore site in Poland]
and sign into your account.
With instant access to your Social Security Statement at any time, you will no longer receive one periodically in the mail, saving money and the environment. Thank you for Going Green!
Please do not reply to this E-mail, as we are unable to respond to messages sent to this address.


  • Purports to com from SSA.GOV, but doesn't/
  • Purports to link to a document at socialsecurity.gov, but doesn't.
  • Links to a .DOC file that contains malicious code.

        Anyone who downloaded and opened this infected document should contact their tech support for assistance in determining if their computer has been infected.

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