This week seems to be one for email notices of credit score increases or decreases. Naturally, they are all bogus.
If you actually want to see your REAL credit reports for free, you can go to https://www.annualcreditreport.com
Here is one of the bogus messages I got…
Check out the header:
Clue #1…Notice that the sending server info appears to be forged. The mail claims to be from pauxigront.com, but is really coming from shiningpreciousrocks.com:
Received: from mail.pauxigront.com (power4.shiningpreciousrocks.com [126.96.36.199] email@example.com)
by ns3.marlowe.net with ESMTP (IOA-IPAD 8.23d) id 1TD5K00
Clue #2…Never heard of either this guy or this company and they definitely are NOT one of the three consumer credit reporting agencies:
From: “Javier Quick” <…@pauxigront.com>
Clue #3… Too good to be true:
Subject: Not to be disregarded – your credit score was raised by 200 basis points today
Clue #4… They don’t really work in unison:
Job Well Done – All 3 Major Credit Bureaus Have Granted A 200 Basis Point Increase To Your Score
Any increase above_150 points obligates us to give you an open peek at your new score (complimentary).
Generation time will depend on your web browser but should take no more than 15 seconds
Clue #5… An arbitrary time limit designed to get you to click on the link and give them your personal information. Do NOT click on the links in one of these messages and give them your info:
This will not be offered past 7pm EST
Prepare Yourself To Be Very Satisfied With Your Score
Clue #6… a very long nonsense paragraph at the bottom of the page in fine print, designed to defeat spam filters. I deleted most of it before posting this:
is affected is to conduct a radon test according to Jamey Gelina a certified radon specialist with Air Quality Control Michigans …
Be smart and safe on the Internet. Don’t fall for these scammers.
Again, if you actually want to see your REAL credit reports for free, you can go to https://www.annualcreditreport.com