The Nevada attorney general’s office has issued a warning Nevadans who may have been impacted by the recent Anthem Inc. data breach of a potential phishing e-mail scam targeting current and former members.

Anthem Inc. representatives are not currently calling or e-mailing present or former members about the data breach and do not ask for credit card information or social security numbers by phone or e-mail. The phishing e-mail messages are designed to obtain the recipient’s personal information, and appear to be sent from Anthem Inc.

The body of the email contains a link that purports to offer free credit monitoring services; however, the email has no affiliation with Anthem Inc.

“I urge consumers to be wary of potential e-mail phishing scams, regardless of the source,” said Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt. “This office will continue to investigate potential scams in an effort to protect Nevada’s consumers.”

Anthem Inc. representatives will only contact current and former members via U.S. Postal Service mail with specific information about how to enroll in credit monitoring.

Anthem Inc. launched a website for current and former members who may have been affected by the breach. It will allow consumers to enroll in two years of free credit reporting and identity theft repair services.

If you receive an email from a sender claiming to be Anthem Inc.:

• Do not click on any links in the e-mail.

• Do not reply to the email or reach out to the sender in any way.

• If you mistakenly click on the link provided, do not supply any information on the website.

• Do not open any attachments to the email.

Before responding to any email requesting personal information, always verify the source by calling a known and trusted phone number for the sender. Most legitimate businesses will not ask for personal information, such as account numbers, Social Security numbers, addresses, mother’s maiden name, PINs or other personal information via email or on a website.

In order to avoid falling victim to phishing scams, only transmit payment or other information through a secure website, which is denoted by the address https:// and a lock icon in the address bar.