SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Officials with Coast Electric say they have uncovered an email phishing scam that is targeting their customers.
Company officials said a customer contacted them about a suspicious email from the address firstname.lastname@example.org, claiming there was an issue with payment. When the customer clicked on the link, she was taken to a website that looked much like the coastepa.com website.
Coast Electric wants its customers to know that its website, coastepa.com, is secure, and it will never ask for a $1.99 payment. Officials say it is easy to create an email that looks like it came from a specific company, so customers need to always be on their toes.
If you have any questions about the legitimacy of an email, please visit coastepa.com and log into your account this way. You can also call 1-877-769-2372 to report suspicious emails or phone calls.