Free Credit Monitoring Scam. Heads up!

It’s not bad enough that Target’s systems this holiday season were compromised and as many as 100 million credit card accounts compromised. Now to make it worse, scammers are capitalizing on the fact that Target and many other retailers are offering free credit monitoring services to their customers.

The scam works like this; you get an email telling you that because your credit card account was compromised, you run the risk of unauthorized charges and identity theft. But the ‘merchant’ is offering you a free subscription to a credit monitoring service. Just click on this ‘link’.

So warn everyone to watch out for this scam and that any link or attachment for your so ‘sign up’ is likely a scam.

Be careful out there!

 


 

Author: Glenn Mores

President & CEO MicroData