Beware of Phishing Attempts! Hacker Pretends to be ElavonJanuary 3, 2012 | By: Sean Murray
We don’t have a merchant account with Elavon but according to an e-mail we received, we thought maybe we did. In the last month, we’ve had the honor of testing out some cool payment technology, which often times required the use of a test account. So when we received an e-mail saying our account at Elavon had been compromised, we thought there might be some truth to it. Turns out it was a bogus phishing attempt. A representative at Elavon has advised us not to click the link. If you receive an e-mail like the one below, DELETE IT!
From: “VirtualMerchant” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Security Alert
Date: December 21, 2011 2:35:30 PM EST
We recently reviewed your account, and we are suspecting that your Merchant account may have been accessed from an unauthorized computer.
We are asking you to immediately login and report any unauthorized activity.
|Copyright © 2011 Elavon, Inc.All rights reserved.
Elavon has informed us that they would never send an e-mail that requested their clients to login. Be careful! When in doubt, call your merchant account rep.Last modified: January 3, 2012
Sean Murray is the founder of deBanked, an 11-year veteran of the merchant cash advance industry, a casual Lending Club and Prosper note investor, the co-founder of Daily Funder, an alternative lending speaker, consultant, writer, and enthusiast. Connect with me on LinkedIn or follow me on twitter.