Anthem Update: Phishing Scam

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Anthem Update: Phishing Scam

The following message was released by SAG-Producers Pension & Health Plans:

As many of you already know, Anthem, who provides the Health Plan with access to their provider network, experienced an extensive IT security breach last week. While credit card and medical information doesn't appear to have been stolen, personal information and identity details were compromised, such as: Names, Addresses, Email addresses, DOBs, and Social Security numbers.

While Anthem sent out letters to all of our participants informing them of the security breach, we have also been made aware of a scam in which someone created a fake email from Anthem regarding credit monitoring. All participants should be aware of scam email campaigns designed to capture personal information (known as "phishing"). Emails which include a "click here" link for credit monitoring are NOT from Anthem.

In the coming weeks Anthem will individually notify members whose information has been accessed and will provide credit monitoring and identity protection services free of charge. Anthem will contact current and former affected members via mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service with specific information on how to enroll in credit monitoring. While we don't yet know the extent of the data breach related to our membership we encourage all participants to contact Anthem directly at: (877) 263-7995 or via the website (www.AnthemFacts.com) for additional FAQs.

We share in your concern and want to reassure our participants and their families that security continues to be a top priority for our team. We urge everyone to always be proactive with regard to safeguarding personal information. Again, as additional information unfolds about the Anthem breach we will continually update our website and communicate all new details with you.

http://www.sagph.org/html/anthem-phishing.htm