Over the weekend, a spammer sent out a large number of emails purporting to come from D&B (firstname.lastname@example.org) that were illegitimate and alleged that a complaint requiring prompt action had been made against the recipient. These emails contained the Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. logo and contact information. Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. has no relation to these emails and our name and logo were being used illegitimately.
We believe this is a phishing scam that’s spoofing the @dnb.com email address. Some signs that the email is not legitimate include:
- Authentic marketing (and alert) emails from D&B will include one email address in the “To:” section and will never include attachments.
D&B is working hard to identify the spammer, but frequently the responsible party will conceal their identity making it challenging to find them. If you ever doubt the origin or content of a D&B or D&B Credibility Corp. email, please contact us to verify the information at: 866.584.0283.
If you received one of these emails, please delete it. If you opened the email or the attachment that was included, please work with your desktop support team to ensure no malware has been added to your computer.
Also, it’s worth noting that there is no indication that any of your information with D&B or D&B Credibility Corp. was compromised, or that the incident was a result of a data security breach. D&B has released an important notice regarding this matter as well.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 866.584.0283