“Final Alert” shipping email scam

Warn your users to be on the lookout for this one. You get an email with a subject line of ‘Final alert for {your email address}’ with a message body that claims to have shipping and tracking info for something that isn’t identified – except that the claimed ‘order total’ is several thousand dollars.

The hope of the scammers is that the large number will frighten someone into clicking on the link to open the email. Doing that will open a browser window taking the user to a website that will then attempt to install malware onto the computer.

Remind your users to stop and think before they click.

Be careful out there!


 

Author: Glenn Mores

President & CEO MicroData