By Robb Hicken/ BBB’s chief story
In March, Walmart announced a new shopping option.
This summer’s test will be done in about a dozen stores. It’s being called the “scan and go” shopping option and comes with a shopping app. Internet shopping services include items from electronic, furniture and more. Items are bought on-line, and placed in a locker until the buyer retrieves them. Customers can find just about anything they need or want at Walmart.
Boise resident Randy says he’d heard of the new shopping attitude, but when he got an invoice for a television set he’d never ordered, he thought the new Internet shopping was a bit aggressive.
“This confirmation order for a Samsung TV came,” he says. “It says they just need to verify the credit card I used, and then a confirmation shipping order would come, and delivery would be the next day.”
“The first flag that went off was when they asked me to call and give them my credit card,” he says. “The next was logging into a website through the link provided in the email.”
Walmart officials did no return email or voicemail requests to talk about the scam.
BBB received several calls this past week from Snake River Region residents who received this phishing email.
- BBB suggest:
- Be suspicious of any unsolicited email requesting personal information.
- Avoid filling out forms in email messages that ask for personal information.
- Always compare the link in the email to the link that you are actually directed to.
- Log on to the official website, instead of “linking” to it from an unsolicited email.
- Contact the real business that supposedly sent the email to verify if the email is genuine.