Here’s a new scam to look out for. I have encountered this twice in the past few weeks, in two different email accounts. The scammer is somehow able to disguise themselves as a contact from your email, and then they send a request asking you for a favour without disclosing what that favour is. You open the email thinking it’s from someone you know, and then when you respond, they ask you to purchase a gift card for them for a friend’s daughter’s birthday. They say they can’t get to the store today and they are having trouble purchasing online, and promise to pay you back asap. If you ask them to call you, they’ll respond by saying their phone is “going nuts”. Hopefully this post saves some people some grief, it’s really creepy how scammers are able to disguise themselves through email like that.
The content was posted by One-Procedure-5448 on 2021-04-10 02:00:15 via reddit