PG&E Energy Statement-Delivery Canceling-Gas and Electric Usage Virus Email

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The PG&E Energy statement below is a fake and contains a link to a dangerous virus or Trojan horse. The email message was not sent by PG&E and was designed to trick the recipients into clicking on a link within it, which will take them to a malicious or compromised website that will ask them to download a virus or Trojan horse disguised as PG&E energy statement.

PGE Energy Statement-Delivery Canceling-Gas and Electric Usage Virus Email
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The Fake and Malicious PG&E Virus Email Message

Subject: Delivery Canceling
Subject: Gas and Electric Usage Statement
Subject: Express Delivery Failure

The Fake and Malicious PG&E Virus Email Message

PG&E ENERGY STATEMENT Account No: 433242797-3
Statement Date: 01/07/2014
Due Date: 02/01/2014

Your Account Summary
Amount Due on Previous Statement
Payment(s) Recieved Since Last Statement

Previous Unpaid Balance
Current Electric Charges
Current Gas Charges $344.70 0.0 $344.70 $165.80 49.20

To view your most recent bill, please click here. You must log-in to your account or register for an online account to view your statement.

Total Amount Due BY 02/01/2014 $559.70
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If you click on the link in this malicious email message, you will be taken to malware or compromised website that will prompt you to download a malicious file, which will infect your computer, disguised as a PG&E energy statement.

The file you will be asked to download name begins with "PGE_FullStatement_" and may change.

When we scanned this file, the following threats were detected:

  • Trojan.GenericKD.1491026
  • Trojan/Win32.Kuluoz
  • TR/Agent.bsls.1
  • Win32:Malware-gen
  • Trojan.Win32.Agent.acvg
  • Trojan.GenericKD.1491026
  • Win32/TrojanDownloader.Zortob.B
  • Trojan.GenericKD.1491026 (B)
  • W32/Kryptik.BSLS!tr

Once your computer has become infected with this malicious Trojan horse, the cybercriminals behind this email message will be able to access and take control of your computer remotely from anywhere around the world. They may spy on you, use your computer to commit cybercrimes, or steal your personal and financial information.

Now, if you have already opened this fake and malicious PG&E statement file, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it.

If you don’t have antivirus software installed on your computer, please click here for a list of free antivirus software.

Also, PG&E recommends that you do the following to protect yourself against scammers:

  • Individuals and companies are posing as PG&E employees or contractors to gain access to your account information or entry into your home. Here are ways to protect your home or business.
  • You should always ask to see identification before allowing anyone claiming to be a PG&E representative inside their home. PG&E employees always carry their identification and are always willing to show it to you.
  • If a person claiming to be a PG&E employee has identification and you still feel uncomfortable, call PG&E's customer service line at 1-800-PGE-5000 to verify an appointment and/or PG&E's presence in the community.
  • If you have an appointment with PG&E, you will receive an automated call back within 48 hours prior to a scheduled visit, or a personal call from a PG&E service representative prior to a scheduled visit.
  • If you have concerns about the legitimacy of a call you have received about a past due bill, a service request or a request for personal information, call PG&E immediately at 1-800-743-5000.
  • PG&E's Credit Department will never ask for personal information, a credit card number or a gift card number over the phone. If you have received such a phone call and provided credit card or checking account information should report it immediately to the credit card company or bank and law enforcement.
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  • January 17, 2014 at 7:42 PM by an anonymous user from: Oak Park, Illinois, United States

    What if I opened this email on my iPhone? I clicked on the link, but it was shut down and so obviously I didn't download anything. Thoughts? Help! Scary thought!

    • January 17, 2014 at 9:17 PM by info

      Once the website is down, you have nothing to worry about.

  • January 17, 2014 at 5:51 PM by an anonymous user from: Tacoma, Washington, United States

    C**p, I am typically careful about this, but I have PSE account and thought it was that. Stupid me, clicked on the link from my Mac and page was not found. Nothing to download, but still nervous something may be lingering. Any suggestions?

    • January 17, 2014 at 6:36 PM by info

      You might be safe because most of the malware affects Windows PC, but as a precautionary measure, do a full scan of your computer with your antivirus software.

  • January 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM by an anonymous user from: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

    Thank You for this posting. I just received the email today and was shocked because I have never heard of this company. I did click the link and it wanted me to download a .zip file. Glad I was suspicious of it and didn't open it. Thanks Again

  • January 17, 2014 at 8:07 AM by an anonymous user from: Waipahu, Hawaii, United States

    Just delete the message or do what I did and forward it to CorporateSecurity@pge.com

  • January 17, 2014 at 6:28 AM by an anonymous user from: Sequim, Washington, United States

    Thank you for the information. I was worried they had my CC number.

  • January 17, 2014 at 5:31 AM by an anonymous user from: Los Angeles, California, United States

    Thanks for posting this. I did not believe that i owed this money, I too have no account with PG

  • January 16, 2014 at 10:13 PM by an anonymous user from: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    I surprised when I saw this bill in my email, even I don't have account in this company. Then I researched about any fake bill from PG

  • January 15, 2014 at 1:45 PM by an anonymous user from: Tacoma, Washington, United States

    I did click on the link because I have an account. I'm running my virus scan for a full scan but, the scan is not finding a virus. What should I do? I'm using Avast Free Antivirus.

    • January 25, 2014 at 8:39 AM by an anonymous user from: Telford, England, United Kingdom

      start your pc in safe mode [press f8 when you boot up]then run you virus scan. some virus hide behind running apps.in safe mode only basic stuff is running.

  • January 12, 2014 at 7:23 PM by an anonymous user from: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    I got a fake bill from this company, and I don't even have an account with them. Did not open it and started researching the company and any fake emails relating to company. Found your article. Thanks!

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