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      Dear Readers,

      We want to alert you to a concerning trend involving a scam email that falsely claims to be from Geek Squad, a well-known computer repair company owned by Best Buy. This email is a phishing attempt and poses a significant risk to your personal and financial security.

      How the Geek Squad Scam Email Operates:
      This phishing scam involves an email that appears to come from Geek Squad, informing recipients that their computer has been infected with a virus. The email provides a link to a website for virus removal services, which is a trap. The website is not affiliated with Geek Squad and is designed to steal your personal and financial information.

      Detecting Scam Emails:
      – Look out for misspellings or grammatical errors in the email.
      – Be cautious of emails asking for personal or financial information.
      – If an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.

      Reporting the Scam:
      If you suspect you’ve received a Geek Squad scam email:
      1. Gather all available information about the incident.
      2. Report the scam to relevant authorities such as the FCA or FTC, and your local law enforcement.
      3. Share your experience on social media or online forums to warn others.

      Precautions to Take:
      – Do not click on links or open attachments in suspicious emails.
      – Contact the sender directly through official channels if you are unsure about an email.
      – Regularly update your computer’s software to protect against security vulnerabilities.

      Recent User Reports:
      – May 18, 2023: A user reported an email claiming a $419.00 charge from their account for automatic renewal, including a suspicious URL.
      – July 21, 2023: A user’s mother fell victim to a phishing email, resulting in a loss of over $7,300.
      – November 8, 2023: Another user received a fraudulent invoice email but avoided falling for the scam by verifying with Best Buy directly.

      Phishing scams, such as the Geek Squad scam email, are increasingly common. It’s crucial to stay vigilant and cautious. If you’ve suffered a loss due to such a scam, you can contact us for assistance in recovery. Use the contact form below to get in touch.

      Stay informed, and protect yourself from these fraudulent activities.

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