There’s an email purporting to be from COSTCO, claiming that your next Purchase at Costco is FREE! This is a phishing scam out to collect personal identifiable information to be sold to other 3rd party marketers and or other illegal activities including identity theft.
The email “from” address is not a COSTCO email address which makes this very suspicious. The email comes from email@example.com. In addition to the bogus email, if recipients click on the link in the email it will open a web page that has a very poor reputation by the Web of Trust community. The web site tries to fool users that they will receive this special promotion if they fill out a form. The registration form collects personally identifiable information using the unsecured protocol HTTP (as opposed to using HTTPS). This means your information is not secured.
The site asks 3 questions, and no matter how you answer the questions, you will qualify for a $500 gift card from COSTCO.
Your next Purchase at Costco is FREE!!!
You have been selected to receive a Costco Customer Loyalty Gift Card!
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Gift card may be used in-store or online!