US Tech Support is a real company that provides tech support for your computer, however the email reproduced below which was sent to us by a Scamicide reader is not from US Tech Support, but instead is a phishing email designed to make you believe that there is an emergency that requires your immediate attention.  Anyone receiving this email who was not a customer of US Tech Support would be tempted to call the telephone number found in the email to cancel.  If you call the phone number listed in the email, which, by the way, is not a telephone number used by US Tech Support, you will be asked for personal information that will be used to make you a victim of identity theft.  Here is a copy of the email presently being circulated.  the email address from which it was sent and the telephone number you are urged to call have both been altered for security purposes.

Subject: Friendly Reminder
Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 12:31:54 -0000
From: US Tech Support <**********@gmail.com>

Auto Renewal Reminder

Dear Member,

Your US Tech Support Protection Plan Membership is set to renew on May 14 2020.

Because your account is set to auto-renew, we will automatically process charge on May 15 2020.

You do not need to take any action, we just wanted to let you know.
Thanks for your continued support and have a great day.

To cancel please reach us at 786 633 **** to discontinue.

Note:- THIS IS SYSTEM GENERATED EMAIL. ANY REPLY TO THIS EMAIL WILL NOT CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP. PLEASE REACH US TO CANCEL.

Kind Regards,

US Tech Support
Customer Service
Phone –        786 633 ****
Mon-Sat :     10:00 AM – 04:00 PM (EST)
Sunday Closed

@Copyright Reserved US Tech Support LLP

TIPS

While it can often be difficult to determine whether an email is legitimate or a phishing email, this particular phishing email has a large number of indications that it is phony starting with the email address from which it was sent.  The email address of the sender has no relation to US Tech Support and is most likely the email address of someone whose computer was hacked and made a part of a botnet of zombie computers used to send out spam and phishing emails such as this.  Another indication that this is a scam is that the email neither refers to the person receiving the email by name nor does it contain an account number.  These are both indications that the email is one that is being sent to vast numbers of people.  The phone number listed is not that of US Tech Support.  This was ascertained by going to the website of the real US Tech Support.https://www.ustechsupport.com/customer-support.html  It is also curious that a company based in California would list its hours specifically in Eastern Time.  Finally, the copyright notice is incorrect. US Tech Support is the registered trademark of Real Defense LLC.  There is no US Tech Support LLP.

If you ever receive an email similar to this, you should not trust it.  If you think it might be legitimate, merely go to the real company’s website where you can find contact information you can use to determine if the communication you received was a scam.

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