Look out for tech support renewal emails that appear to come from Geek Squad. Seniors are being targeting by a new fake Geek Squad Tech Support renewal notice. The example on the right is a scam email from email@example.com that was sent to a senior. It says that her service has been renewed through an automatic deduction of $579.99. The senior had not renewed any Geek Squad service. She checked her accounts and did not find any charges and took no further actions. However, people who have responded to the email to question the alleged deduction have been conned out of large amounts of money.
Multiple sources have written about the Geek Squad email scam, including The Oakland Press, StarTribune, YahooNews, WFTV9ABC, and Detroit Free Press. Best Buy also has posted information cautioning about phishing, email and text scams, click here to view.
The FTC has more information about how to spot scam emails here. For emails that may be scams, don’t click links or call the phone numbers listed in the email. If you receive a fake email report it to the FTC here.
To enlarge the sample email on the right click here or on the image.