This was reported by my local news today:
Fraudulent H1N1 Email References CDC
BUFFALO, N.Y. (RELEASE) - CDC has received reports of fraudulent emails (phishing) referencing a CDC sponsored State Vaccination Program.
The messages request that users must create a personal H1N1 (Swine Flu) Vaccination Profile on the cdc.gov website. The message then states that anyone that has reached the age of 18 has to have his/her personal Vaccination Profile on the cdc.gov site.
The CDC has NOT implemented a state vaccination program requiring registration on www.cdc.gov. Users that click on the email are at risk of having malicious code installed on their system. CDC reminds users to take the following steps to reduce the risk of being a victim of a phishing attack:
· Do not follow unsolicited links and do not open or respond to unsolicited email messages.
· Use caution when visiting un-trusted websites.
· Use caution when entering personal information online.
As further proof that identity thieves will take advantage of any opportunity for identity theft -- including the H1N1/Swine Flu concerns -- the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting on its 'Health Related Hoaxes And Rumors' page that it has received reports of fraudulent H1N1 Virus emails referencing a supposed 'CDC sponsored State Vaccination Program' that are actually attempts to gain personal information to commit identity theft. The CDC reports that the fake email messages attempting to gain information for identity theft -- a process known as 'phishing'.
An example of the H1N1/Swine Flu phishing email can be seen at www.cdc.gov/hoaxes_rumors.html.
Just one more interesting item to note here that gets filed under the 'This-Made-My-Eyebrows-Go-Up File'. Look, I don't see a conspiracy behind every bush (is that the phrase all the kids are using these days?), but we do know that how 'conspiracy' (especially the kind perpetrated by the governments of the world) is a key component to the coming One World Government system (i.e. a New World Order) to be led by the coming Antichrist.
That being said, here's a FACT that we should at least be mindful of given all the other nefarious shenanigans we've seen connected to this entire H1N1/Swine Flu farce.
According to one forum, if you go to the site referenced in this 'fraudulent email', you will see the following:
Your Personal H1N1 Vaccinating Profile is an electronic document, which contains your name, your contact details and your medical data (what kind of illnesses you have sustained in your childhood or what kind of allergy you have to some certain drug). All instructions you need are included in the archive below...
Again, not to see a 'conspiracy' in everything, but given the story to this point in time, is it really so far-fetched to wonder IF perhaps the CDC goofed, and that this was a genuine attempt by them to gain as much information as possible from an unsuspecting population as they could before they were exposed?
I mean, the highlighted part above about them wanting to know that type of info is certainly suspect. I'm just saying. It wouldn't surprise me if this is another case of 'C.Y.A.' now that it's getting too much attention. I don't think that's what is going here, but merely wanted to consider it as a possibility.
The entire H1N1/Swine Flu farce is a carefully planned and orchestrated hoax, and here they are (those helping to promote the hoax) warning about a 'more sinister' hoax, such as this phishing scam, because we all know that stealing one's identity is far worse than stealing one's health, immune system, and life.
At the end of the day, let's remember to rest on God's Word:
Matthew 10:28 (KJV) And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
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