Trumbull Police warn of Anthem 'phishing' scam

On the heels of last week’s Anthem data breach, scammers have been reaching out to people and pretending to be from Anthem, according to Trumbull police.

These scams, designed to capture personal information (known as “phishing”) are designed to appear as if they are from Anthem. The emails include a “click here” link for credit monitoring. These emails are not from Anthem, according to police.

For personal account safety, police recommend the following:

• Do not click on any links in the email.

• Do not reply to the email or reach out to the senders in any way.

• Do not supply any information on the website that may open if you click on a link in the email.

• Do not open any attachments that arrive with the email.

Anthem has announced that people affected will receive notification by mail as well as free credit monitoring and I.D. protection services, police said. Affected persons are advised to file tax returns as soon as possible because the information hacked at Anthem is what tax fraud thieves use to make false refund claims.