WARNING!!!!! The following invoice represents a scam! Absolutely do not contact the phone number therein!
Basically this purports to be an invoice for Norton Antivirus in the amount of $350. Here is a copy of the email accompanying it. Note the email address has been rendered unclickable.
FROM: Nimmie Joseph
Subject: Subscription Plan Attachment 698491620 Done ( Norton security services )
This email contains your invoice from Norton Antivirus for renewal. Please find your invoice attached below. The invoice amount of $349.99 will be debited from your card within the next 24 hours If you have any questions about your invoice or renewal, we will be happy to help you at, +1 (480) 879 1106
We appreciate your patience and assure to deliver good services. Please contact help desk for refund/cancellation +1 (480) 879 1106
If you receive an email that seems fraudulent, please check with the business owner before paying.
Thanks for the warning!
So what are the red flags this email is a scam?
- I never ordered Norton Antivirus;
- The email address;
- 1 of an infinite variety of variations on the “always beware of a scam” theme; and
- Grammar and structural errors.
Not all of these are present in all scams–this 1 is particularly amateurish–but almost always 1 or more of these red flags occurs.
- If you get an email invoicing you for a service you actually did order, carefully check the from: address and make sure it’s from whom you think it is.
Go online to the company’s site rather than clicking an email link or calling a phone number in the email.
Verify the payment details you have for the company, if applicable, prior to making your payment.
Make payments with a credit card rather than a bank account or debit card. That way, if you later learn that something is amiss, you may be able to recover your funds by initiating a chargeback.
Be smart, be wise, always verifies! It may take an extra minute or 2, but it’s better than losing hundreds or even thousands of dollars.