Important Notice: Authenticating Dun & Bradstreet Emails


Phishing

a term used to describe activity designed to trick users into giving up personal information, is one of the most common and persistent online threats.
According to RSA, a leading security firm, phishing attacks against individuals and companies worldwide average around 33,000 attacks per month over the first six months of 2012.

Dun & Bradstreet Cares About Protecting Information

As the leading provider of global information and insight, we take the electronic communication abuse that has been targeted at many brands and companies seriously.

As fraudsters continue to invent new ways to threaten security, “phishing” attacks are a recent example where attempts are made to acquire sensitive, personal information such as usernames, passwords, and credit cards.

Protecting our information requires the awareness of all of us.

Tips to Protect Your Business from Phishing

Companies and individuals can take several proactive precautions to protect against phishing and other electronic communications fraud.

Be suspicious of messages that:

  • Appear urgent, requiring an immediate response
  • Request personal information such as user ID, password, PIN, email address, or Social Security number, even if it appears to be coming from a legitimate source
  • Are poorly written with grammatical errors or generically addressed using broad salutations such as “Dear Customer.” Legitimate communications are generally more personalized and carefully reviewed

If an email seems suspicious, proceed with caution. Do not click on any of the links or open any attachments to the email. Your computer can become infected with viruses or malware once you click on a link.

Even if it sounds legitimate, do not call the number given in the message or respond to the message. Remember: Legitimate companies that have your sensitive data will not send or call you to ask for that information.

Report Phishing to Dun & Bradstreet

In advance, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you or your business. If you have any additional questions or concerns, our Customer Service Center at (800) 234-3867 is always ready to assist you and help authenticate our communications.

Dun & Bradstreet is committed to taking the necessary steps to address suspicious events and works with anti-cybercrime organizations on an ongoing basis to help reduce phishing attacks.

How Dun & Bradstreet Protects Against Phishing

To assist organizations in defending against advanced phishing attacks and fraudulent electronic communication seeking to exploit Dun & Bradstreet’s interactions with them, Dun & Bradstreet is implementing several Domain-based Message Authentication technologies. These technologies are designed to help establish legitimacy and authenticity of the messages from Dun & Bradstreet and each is intended to reduce the amount of fraudulent activity. We will continue to review and employ other technologies as they evolve.

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