Did you get an email like this clamming to be from GeekSquad? My screen capture of the email is below. The email says they are going to autopay $300 for my premium subscription membership. But I never signed up for a membership with GeekSquad!
This email from Gilberto Abasolo email@example.com is impersonating well-known businesses. These is now way GeekSquad would send email from a @gmail account. This has to be a scam.
Have you seen this scam? Please leave a comment if you have.
The FTC Says This Could Be A Phishing Scam
If you call the number — which you should not do — the scammer might ask for remote access to your computer. If you give it to them, they can install spyware programs on your computer, steal your online banking credentials, and drain money from your bank account.
Some scammers may ask for your bank account information to refund your money, then fake a transaction and make it look like they accidentally refunded you too much. To pay them back, they tell you to buy gift cards and give them the gift card numbers and PINs.
Scammers send alarming messages like this to rattle you. Don’t let them. If you think the message is legitimate, contact the company in question using a phone number you know is real. Do not use [or call] the [phone] number included in the message.https://consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/10/how-recognize-fake-geek-squad-renewal-scam
- Never click a link in a suspicious email
- Never call the phone number in a suspicious email
- Never reply to a suspicious email
If you want to verify an email is a fake: contact the company directly using an email address, phone number, or website that you know is real.