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Costco Phishing Scam to be Aware of

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I recently received an email from Costco about the non-delivery of package I never ordered that looked very suspicious. After further review, I was correct with my suspicions and it was an attempted phishing attack/scam. Below is a full definition of phishing.

Phishing is a technique used to gain personal information for purposes of identity theft, using fraudulent e-mail messages that appear to come from legitimate businesses. These authentic-looking messages are designed to fool recipients into divulging personal data such as account numbers and passwords, credit card numbers and Social Security numbers.

So here are a few steps you can take not to become a victim of a spam attack:

  1. Do not click on links, download files or open attachments in emails from unknown senders
  2. Communicate personal information only via phone or secure web sites
  3. Protect your computer with a firewall, spam filters, anti-virus and anti-spyware software
  4. Beware of links in emails that ask for personal information

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