Anthem, a major health insurance company warned consumers recently to be aware of scam email campaigns targeting current and former customers of the company. The emails encourage recipients to click a link for credit monitoring services. "These emails are NOT from Anthem," the insurance company said in the statement.
Here is why this scam is so dangerous. The insurance company announced that its database had been hacked, exposing personal data on as many as 80 million records for current and former customers and employees. The information accessed includes names, birthdays, Social Security numbers, street addresses, email addresses and employment information, including income data, according to the company. The fraudsters can communicate with you as if they are legitimate.