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TDS customers targeted by phishing scam

Have you seen it? The email that TDS is expanding your email quota? DELETE it! It’s a scam.

It’s a phishing email and the sender is attempting to get your password (see the scam email below).

TDS does not conduct business this way. We do not contact customers via email or phone to verify sensitive account information.

To protect against all phishing attempts, never provide confidential information (e.g., passwords, social security numbers, date of birth, etc.) to any request you do not initiate. Immediately delete emails requesting such data by any person or company.

While this email does not include links, some phishing emails do. While the links may look real, oftentimes, they will take you to a counterfeit website, generate viruses, or install spyware instead. Do not follow any included links.

For more information on phishing or for prevention tips, visit the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission web site,

This is the scam email customers have reported receiving:
Dear User:

This mail is to inform all our valued customers that we are currently upgrading our Admin database, e-mail Center and expanding e-mail quota limit from 500 MB to 2.6 GB. You need to Upgrade and expand your e-mail quota limit to 2.6 GB before you can continue to use your are required to complete your details below and send it to us.This information would be required to verify and upgrade e-mail account to avoid being closed. Please clicking on the reply button;

Full Name:
User Name:

Your account will remain active after you have successfully confirmed your
account to the monitoring Center.

Thanks for using our Email Services.
Copyright © Web Admin 2013 All Rights.

If you have receieved this email, delete it. You do not need to contact TDS to report it.

About DeAnne Boegli

DeAnne Boegli is the National Public Relations Manager for TDS Telecommunications which means she wears a lot of hats on a day to day basis. DeAnne jumped on the social media train early (TDS joined Facebook in 2008) and has been keeping her team at TDS up-to- date with the rapid changes in these popular online sites, in addition to her more traditional public relations, reputation management and media roles. DeAnne holds degrees in Journalism and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and has over 20 years of experience in the communications industry. She has been in telecommunications at TDS for the past 13 years; prior to that she managed corporate communications for Rayovac which is also headquartered in Madison, Wis. In her spare time, she teaches dance classes at a studio she started in 2001. So, if you need to learn to tap dance she could help. We all know some PR types are known for dancing around issues, but not DeAnne she tells it like it is and just dances for the sport of it. DeAnne has a unique blend of corporate and entrepreneurial experience which gives her great perspective in talking with business owners and marketers like you.

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One Response to TDS customers targeted by phishing scam

  1. Judith Lay September 10, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

    I got an alert that appeared on my Verizon phone screen saying as a valued TC’s customer, if I answered 3questions I would win either an iPad, iPhone 7, or MacBook. I answered the questions ( how long have I been customer, was my bill current, and I can’t remember the 3rd. Multiple choice answers were provided.). I “won” the iphone7, but did not go further with the process. It included multiple comments by others who had won, some who were waiting anxiously for their prize to come, and one who’d won an iPad but wanted someone to trade with her. Is this one you should add to your list?

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