Beware Increasing Email Scams

Like me, you’ve likely received some emails lately that just don’t pass the “smell test”. 

First, it was an email that looked like it came from Amazon saying “thank you for your order payment, if you have any questions please click this link”.  It was for an email address we haven’t used with Amazon in a long time, the email just didn’t look right, and I deleted it without clicking on anything.

Then it was a job offer email from Google.  It just didn’t seem right either, there were some typos and it was asking for additional personal information to complete the application process.  Today I just got a warning from a vendor saying “If you’ve received an email with the subject line “Wells Fargo Bill Pay:  Payment(s) Sent,”  do not open the email. It’s a SCAM potentially looking to get your personal information or to infect your PC with a virus.

I am very careful when reviewing my emails and you should be too.  Never open an attachment or click on a link if you are not absolutely sure of the sender.  For more helpful information and access to the latest scams, save this link for the FBI Scams & Safety website:  http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/be_crime_smart  As they state, Be Crime Smart and spend a little time to learn about scams of all types.

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About CarolSawdey

I'm a Broker/Realtor in the San Ramon Valley. A trusted advisor in the local community: We help people buy and sell homes. We counsel them thoroughly. We negotiate to their advantage. We keep their stress to a minimum. And we love what we do!
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