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hi experts,

 one of my friend got an email like this below....

-----Original Message-----
From: do_not_reply <do_not_reply@ident.com>
To: amiracairo <friend'semail@aol.com>
Sent: Tue, Feb 11, 2014 4:17 pm
Subject: Patient Information Update

<html><body>Your patient information has been updated on ash dental website. Please login to <a href="http://www.ident.ws/ashrafabdelmalek?loc=i">http://www.ident.ws/ash
rafabdelmalek?loc=i</a> to view your information.</body></html>


Her husband owns a dental office names ash dental. When she click on the link it's her husband's dental office name and the address is correct BUT that is NOT his website. Everything else is incorrect obviously including the website is not his.

his website is this www.ashdental.com. So what is happening here? Why did she get that email and why its taking her to a website that is supposely ash dental but it's not and the address is the correct one?

virus? spam?

help me explain this to her.
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It's simple, someone is trying to steal personal information from their patients.  This is the kind of 'phishing' email people get about banks and credit cards.  She might want to send an email to their customers warning them about this.
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thanks for the explanation.
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