Geek Squad Subscription – SCAM – (7/20/2021)
The scammers are on the rise again! This time it is a Geek Squad Subscription. This scam involves sending you a subscription renewal notice from ‘Geek Squad’. The scammer wants to you call their phone number and provide sensitive information (e.g., credit card information, personal information, etc). There are a couple of identifiers that let us know this is a phishing email:
- They are using a Gmail Account (not a Bestbuy email address)
- There are weird grammatical problems (e.g., ‘Writing this mail’)
- Random phone number (e.g., ‘1 (8 0 0) – 306 – 2981’)
As always – be vigilant and send these emails to your local security team (us!).
From: Elbis Crauyt firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 9:31 AM
Subject: PAYMENT FOR ENABLED PLAN#WF47_TH906
Writing this mail to inform you that your purchase has been successful for the renewal of Geek Squad Secure Service.
$987USD has been auto charged against your A/C as you had selected an auto renewal plan. We have enabled the plan you have chosen for your device for the next 3 year.
This service includes repairing/replacement of your device, online support through Geek Squad Team and many more.
Total plan details here:
Invoice ID: WF47_TH906
Product Name: Geek Squad (Auto Renewal)
Date of purchase: 20 July 2021
Expires after: 3 year
We admire you being our regular user. If you face any problem regarding this purchase/subscription, Feel free to reach us
Between Mon – Sat (8:30 AM To 8:00 PM EST)
At + 1 (8 0 0) – 306 – 2981