Beware of Phishing Scam Using CDC Name

Earlier this week the CDC issued this press release  regarding a phishing scam referncey the CDC vaccination program.  The message states that users must create a personal H1N1 vaccination profile on CDC website.

DO NOT CLICK ON THE EMAIL LINK!  The CDC has NOT implemented a state vaccination program requiring registration on www.cdc.gov.  It is a phishing scam, when users click on the email link (which is not the CDC’s) a malicious code is installed on their computer.

Please go to the CDC’s press release  to view an example of the scam email.

I can see where this can easily get some people because there are state and local healthcare boards that are requiring people to register to get the H1N1 shot.  Ohio is one of them.  Important thing to remember if you are in doubt, don’t click on the link in the email and just go straight to the site by typing it into your browser.  The state or local website should have the information on their website if they are doing it.

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