CDC issues H1N1 email fraud alert (0094)

Fraudulent emails referencing CDC-sponsored State Vaccination Program
Health Related Hoaxes and Rumors

(December 1, 2009)

chers—

this came in earl this morning, so i thought i’d help get the word out.

namaste

—rk

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 http://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.

An example of the Phishing email follows:

Sample H1N1 phishing e-mail

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thomas carlyle: first use of the term “fourth estate” (0086)

text follows jump

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kearns to la city council: medical cannabis, carmen trutanich & LA’s “extraordinary response” to HIV/AIDS (0079)

[tuesday, November 3, 2009] good morning
president garcetti, distinguished council
members. i have given the clerk copies
of my prepared remarks.

my name is richard kearns. i am a 58-year-old
gay man with AIDS, a long-term survivor & activist,
a medical cannabis advocate, a poet & journalist.

i am here this morning to suggest a
plan B for medical cannabis in LA

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AIDS.gov hosts federal phone conference for world AIDS day 2009 (0070)

World AIDS Day
Federal Conference Call

Tuesday,
November 17, 2009:
2:30pm – 4:00pm (EST)

AIDS.gov World Aids Day Federal Conference Call. Tuesday November 17, 2009. 2:30pm - 4:00pm (EST). Space is limited, register today!

AIDS.gov is hosting a World AIDS Day Conference Call for Federal staff and grantees. The call will provide a brief update on the state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S. and a brief overview of the global epidemic.

Participants will have a chance to ask these representatives about Federal HIV/AIDS programs:

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kearns to speak at LMU panel about online journalism & blogging nov. 18 (0068)

ONLINE JOURNALISM &
BLOGGING AS A
PROFESSION

Wednesday,
Nov. 18, 2009
4:30pm
English Dept.
University
Hall 3226
Loyola
Marymount
University

Featuring

Siel
Environmental Activist &
Founder of Green LA Girl Blog
http://greenlagirl.com/

Richard Kearns
Blogger & Activist,
HIV/AIDS issues
http://aids-write.org
https://havvacc.wordpress.com

Simon Samano
Associate Editor, NFL.com
http://www.nfl.com/

Sponsored by the LMU English Department • Refreshments will be served
For more info, contact Molly Youngkin, 310-568-6226

DIRECTIONS TO LMU
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HIV/AIDS & H1N1: weho news — free swine flu shots in weho by cedars tuesday (056)

free-vaccine-jentFree Swine (H1N1) Flu Shots In WeHo
Sunday, October 25, 2009

West Hollywood, California (Sunday, October 25, 2009) – Flu shots simply remain unavailable, say doctors, despite the increasing rate of infections and President Obama’s Friday night declaration making the H1N1 swine flu pandemic a national emergency.

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kearns: the war that can’t be won (reprint) (045)

chers—

this is the first post at aids-write.org, way back from june 2, 2005. still goes.

namaste

—rk

the war that can’t be won (001)
(LOS ANGELES, POSTED JUNE 2, 2005)

here begins the journal of an AIDS shaman.

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