Phishers now have their eyes on child support payment recipients in the US. EPPICard users are warned of a phishing scheme that not only goes around via spammed mail, but also is spreading via SMS. The phishing scam works like your usual phishing scheme: phishers send spam mail with a link to the phishing Web site. The message content varies from enticing users to view a security message, urging recipients to update their accounts, or by joining a “protection against phishing” program, similar to the one shown below:
The phishing scam was seen as early as May. Phishers perpetrating the EPPICard scam also invaded the SMS scene by sending text messages that urge recipients to update EPPICard details via a URL that is also included in the message.
EPPICard works like a debit card. It can be used for purchases just like a credit card, and can also be used to obtain cash. To help users further avoid phishing scams related to them, the official EPPICard Web site flashes the following notice:
Wherever the (online) money is, you can be sure that phishers are trailing behind.