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Newegg Phishing Scam

Newegg.com is a legitimate company that sells computer and electronic products. Identity thieves have been sending phishing e-mails that look as though they have been sent by Newegg informing the recipient that his or her online sale has been completed and charged to his or her credit card. The notices look real, the logo looks accurate, and the bill doesn’t have the grammatical mistakes found in many such scams. However, it is nothing more than a phishing scam. If you click on links within the e-mail in order to question the order, you will unwittingly download harmful malware onto your computer.

I actually received one of these scam phishing e-mails and took my own advice, which is whenever you have a question about the legitimacy of such an e-mail, call the company at a number that you know is accurate. So I called Newegg. Before I could even ask a question, a recording informed me that the invoice was a scam.

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