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Receipts Sent by E-mail

How the scam works:

(with video below) You receive an e-mail from a big chain store that you purchase groceries from on a regular basis (eg. Walmart, Superstore, etc). “We are now happy to offer online your last receipt. Please find it attached to this e-mail. Thank you for shopping with us”.

Most likely the attachment will be a Zip. file, that will contain a virus, keystroke logger, or malware. Look at the domain name of the sender’s e-mail. Is it the store’s or does it have extra letters and numbers ( or

Watch the video below to see the Emailed Invoice scam, exposed in the news:

Receipts Sent by Email Scam Video

How to avoid:

Never open attachments from unknown senders.

If you are wondering how to report spam email or simply to report phishing, you can do it using the link below:

Report Fraud: Federal Trade Commission

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