Scammers posing as Electric Corporation reps try to steal credit card info
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Scammers posing as Electric Corporation reps try to steal credit card info

IEC warns customers against responding to fraudulent emails requesting they update their financial details online

Illustrative photo of electric grid wiring (Photo credit: Roni Schutzer/Flash 90)
Illustrative photo of electric grid wiring (Photo credit: Roni Schutzer/Flash 90)

The Israel Electric Corporation has warned the public to beware of scammers attempting to steal credit card information from customers.

In a statement on its website, the utility company said that it had received complaints that people were receiving emails sent from the email address www.iec.co.il@gmail.com (which has no connection to the IEC).

The email states that due to a technical error, the customer’s account details had been lost. It then directs customers people to update their payment information, including credit card details.

“The Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) warns that this is an apparent attempt at fraud, and the IEC is not conducting any activity of this kind,” the company said in a statement.

“One should not submit any credit card details, and anyone who does so is likely to lose his money,” it continued.

Fraudulent email sent by scammers claiming to be from Israel Electric Corporation on September 21, 2018. (Screen capture)
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