General · 30th June 2018
Heads up, everyone! The scamsters are at it again. Some recent ones to watch for in your Inbox are: Telus Payment Failure (requesting that you update info), ITunes purchases (to undo charges for products you didn't buy), Apple Computers (something's wrong with your contact info), and of course the long-in-the-tooth Canada Revenue phone calls threatening the arrival of officers any minute!
This morning I forwarded the latest fake Telus email to abusetelus.com. Most companies have a fraud department to which you can forward such emails.
You've heard it a thousand times: DO NOT EVER open the links in these emails. If you think the message may be legit, check your online accounts from your browser or by phone.
Some red flags to watch for in fake emails are grammatical errors (using the word 'you' instead of 'your' seems common), and of course the email addresses of origin which most times will not resemble a Telus or Apple address.
Be smart – it's a phishy world out there!
Comment by Al Beattie on 1st July 2018
Thanks for the reminder. I received the Telus scam e-mail yesterday. Interestingly it came with a CNN logo in the corner. Virtually every day I get a phone call scam-attempt. Often I just hang up. Sometimes I play with the caller. They are incessant, just like the local raccoon. The only good thing about the constant attacks is that I am kept on my toes.