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Receipts Sent by E-mail

How the scam works:

(with video below) What's your favorite store you shop at the most? Be careful about the latest scam happening these days, the Emailed Invoice aka the Receipts Sent Online scam. In this article you will learn how the scam works, how to avoid it, and how to report it. Feel free to submit names of any potential scammers in the Comments section at the bottom. How does the scam work?

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

Receipts Sent by Email Scam Video

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


How to avoid the Emailed Invoice scam:

Never open attachments from unknown senders. Even it is says the name of the brand you're familiar with, carefully inspect the brower to spot any mistakes in spelling of the website. On the other hand, fully ignore the zip. files that arrive into your inbox, regardless where they're coming from. Unless you are expecting one, don't open it. Delete and feel good about it.


How to report the Emailed Invoice scam:

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

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