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Illegitimate Anthem Emails Alert

Denver, Feb. 6 -- Colorado residents who may have been impacted by the Anthem data compromise should be aware of scam email campaigns targeting current and former Anthem members.  These scams, designed to capture personal information (known as “phishing”) are designed to appear as if they are from Anthem and the emails include a “click here” link for credit monitoring. These emails are NOT from Anthem. If you receive an email claiming to be from Anthem, or an email referring to the Anthem compromise, please:

  • DO NOT click on any links in the email.
  • DO NOT reply to the email or reach out to the senders in any way.
  • DO NOT supply any information on the website that may open, if you have clicked on a link in the email.
  • DO NOT open any attachments that arrive with the email.

Anthem is not calling members regarding this compromise and is not asking for credit card information or social security numbers over the phone.  This outreach is from scam artists who are trying to trick consumers into sharing personal data. There is no indication that the scam email campaigns are being conducted by those that committed the cyber attack, nor that the information accessed in the attack is being used by the scammers.  
Anthem will contact current and former members via mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service about the cyber attack with specific information on how to enroll in credit monitoring. Affected members will receive free credit monitoring and ID protection services.  
Additional information about the cyber attack against Anthem is available at or call 1-877-263-7995.  Again, be cautious about clicking on links in emails.  Some email phishing attempts include links to domain names that are very similar to 

For more information about how to protect yourself, see our Best Practices for Data Breaches page.


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