Watch For Online Scams

posted Dec 3, 2018, 5:02 AM by Ryan Quinn
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is warning consumers to be on the lookout for phony shipping emails and to avoid clicking links or opening attachments in messages. 

Online holiday shopping brings a flood of emails to your inbox: purchase confirmations, shipping updates, promotional offers, requests for product reviews, and more. 

Amongst these messages, scammers can sneak malware-laden spam emails masked as shipping or delivery alerts. 

Consumers should always be alert for these fake emails and avoid clicking links that seem suspicious.