MetLife Phishing Scam

by on 10/21/2012 in Scams & Hoaxes, Security

There’s an email purporting to be from MetLife, claiming to save you money on life insurance. This is a scam out to collect personal identifiable information which the scammer will sell to other 3rd party marketers or even use it to steal your identify.

If you click on any links inside the email, it will forward you to which at first glance looks legitimate until you look closer. The scammer repurposes content and images from the real site to fool users into thinking this is the actual MetLife web site.

Actual Email

Subject: MetLife $250,000 Term Life Insurance for as little as $14 a month!

MetLife Phishing Scam

If you see receive an email like the one above, mark it as spam and delete it from your spam folder. All links removed to protect our readers.

7 Responses to “MetLife Phishing Scam”

  1. Toursdesport

    Oct 22nd, 2012

    I received an email like this. Thank God I didn’t fall for that scam!

  2. tracy

    Oct 30th, 2012

    I get this on my android phone on the SMS section but can not block it. Any suggestions?

  3. Mister Search

    Oct 31st, 2012

    Tracy, ring up your mobile provider and alert them, they can trace down the sender of the text/email. I have done this then emailed the guilty company and they in turn removed me form a database that fulled many spam texts. Normally one or two companies link to all.

  4. Martinize

    Nov 26th, 2012

    Yahoo and Hotmail filter out all of this MetLife garbage as spam, and most people know not to open email with attachments, so these lowlifes are wasting their time. May there be a special place in Hell for spammers and hackers.

    • JohnSmith

      Nov 29th, 2012

      They would not be spending their time doing this unless it was paying off. They only need about 10 out of a million emails to succeed for it to be profitable. I got 35 of these emails in ONE DAY!

  5. Sophie Baker

    Dec 12th, 2012

    I foolishly clicked on the attachment. How do I get this crap off my pc?

    • Frank Jovine

      Dec 13th, 2012


      What behavior do you see happening on your PC?