Scam of the day – April 10, 2012 – Newegg scam

Newegg.com is a legitimate company that sells computer and electronic products.  However, the notices purported to have been sent by Newegg by email informing the recipient that his or her online sale has been completed and charged to his or her credit card are fake.  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 email in order to question the order, you will unwittingly download harmful malware on to your computer.

TIP

I actually received one of these scam phishing emails today and took my own advice which is whenever you have a question about the legitimacy of the email, 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 of the presence of this scam.