"Confirm Your Purchase" Emails Are Total Scams - Click Delete!

 

Phishing scams are emails that masquerade as legitimate email from companies that you are likely to do business with. Currently, Costco and Amazon, and their customers, are victims of an insidious phishing scam. So, how can you tell the real email from the fakes? The scam email always asks you to take an action that is unsanctioned and unwise. For instance, the scam email will try to scare you into giving up your credit card details by stating that you must "confirm your purchase" before it ships. Should you click the scam email, it will take you to a scam website that exists only to capture your personal and financial data. If you ever doubt the authenticity of an email like this, or a website that it links to, log off and call the company's 800 number for personal assistance. Legitimate online retailers do not ask you to verify your information after the sale.

 

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