Walmart 'phishing' e-mail scam hits Oregon

Attorney general issues warning

By KTVZ.COM news sources
POSTED: 4:58 PM PDT May 16, 2013    UPDATED: 5:00 PM PDT May 16, 2013 
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SALEM, Ore. -

The Oregon Department of Justice said it has learned about a false email sent to a number of Oregonians, Thursday morning claiming to be from Walmart.com.

This email looks like a confirmation of a purchase made on Walmart.com. It isn't. It is a phishing scam attempting to trick you into giving out your personal information.

The company has confirmed that "this email is not from Walmart.com and it is important that individuals who received this email DO NOT click on any of the links in the email or respond in any way." (See Walmart.com's Statement on the May 16 Phishing Scam online at http://tinyurl.com/caw4cqv.)

To stay safe online, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum urges Oregonians keep the following tips in mind:

If you think you have been tricked by a phishing email, contact the Oregon Department of Justice online at www.oregonconsumer.gov or call 1-877-877-9392.