What is Phishing?
Phishing is a form of fraud in which the attacker tries to learn information such as login credentials or account information by masquerading as a reputable entity or person in email, IM, popups, fake sites, or other communication channels.
What to look for?
Most often phishing scams are executed through email, but recently we have seen an increase in customer notification about popups. These scams will often appear as Burlington Telecom branded popup offering a free gift for taking a survey or a server notification about turning off your connection or email access.
What to do?
We strongly encourage our customers not to click on these notifications or give out any personal information. While we do periodically send out surveys, they are not targeted to a specific IP address. Rather, we send them out via email and social media. If you ever see a pop-up that claims to be from Burlington Telecom, or have any questions or concerns about a notification, please call us immediately at 802-540-0007.