Sunday, August 17, 2014

REMINDER: Warning on Email Solicitations

Yours truly received the following email today, which likely went to others at UCLA:  (text in italics)
To: All University and College Personnel
From: Public Employee Benefits Group

Term Life coverage is now being offered to all university and college employees. You can now get the best rates and coverages available, over the phone. No agent will visit you.

If you are thinking of purchasing term coverage, do not miss out on this opportunity.

Quote Request [link]

Thank you,
Public Employee Benefits Group

Our mission is to establish trust and a long lasting relationship with our clients. This commitment has served us well throughout the years. We take pride in knowing that our clients keep returning to us for advice.

If you prefer not to receive this information in the future. [link]


I can't tell you if the email (which did not come from a university source) was just a harmless ad.  However, it has two links embedded (which I have removed above), including one that invites you to click if you don't want more ads.  CLICKING ON ANYTHING IN A SUSPECT EMAIL CAN BE DANGEROUS.  YOUR BEST COURSE OF ACTION IS TO HIT THE DELETE BUTTON.

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