Online shoppers beware of new phishing schemes

Published: Monday, December 03, 2018 @ 12:04 PM

Cyber security experts are warning of phishing emails which are going to look even more like the real thing this holiday season.

The emails will ask you to click a link, which will download malicious software to your computer, or they will ask for your personal information. 

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Last week, an email purported to be from Amazon was analyzed and was found to be linking back to a malicious non-Amazon domain, according to cloud security provider, Armor. 

As you can see from the photo, it would be hard to determine it was a fake. 

Armor has also discovered a new phishing campaign expected to have begun Dec. 1. 

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These emails will appear to be a shipping or order notification and the “sent from” address will look convincingly like it has been sent from UPS, FedEx, USPS, Amazon and other sites. 

News Center 7 consumer reporter Rachel Murray will have insight from a local tech expert on what to watch out for and how to protect yourself — today at 5 p.m. on WHIO-TV.