Geek Squad Phishing Scam Making Rounds In Email

Did you receive a Geek Squad email with an invoice attached or a weird link? Chances are, you just got the latest phishing scam.

If you receive an email claiming to be from Geek Squad, don’t click on any links or open attachments. Think twice about it. And do you even use Geek Squad for anything?

If you don’t want to fall for the latest phishing email scam, you shouldn’t click on any links, open attachments, or download anything from unsolicited email messages. These emails often appear to come from legitimate companies, but they’re scams designed to steal your personal information.

Geek Squad Phishing Email Example“We know a bunch of people is receiving these messages, and because they are too convincing, we have a bunch of victims who are contacting the phone number and then getting trapped into one of these horrible Geek Squads scams,” said Amy Nofzinger at the AARP Fraud Watch Network. “They are also trying to gain access to their computers.”

From what we’re hearing from some of our victims, they’re logging on to their computers and accessing their online banking or P2P applications. They’re then sending funds from one of these financial services to an unknown destination.

This is just another example of a scammer impersonating someone else. Therefore, it would be best if you were careful when responding to these emails.

Contacting the company via its official email address is always best. However, you may want to use another method if you don’t receive an answer after contacting them via their official email address.

If you receive a phone, SMS, email, or social network message from someone who claims to represent a company but doesn’t give any details about their identity, contact the AARP Fraud Watch Net­work Helpline at 877-908-3360 for help. You don’t need to be an AARP member to use this free service; anyone can use it. So, thank you AARP.

Geek Squad Is A Legit Service Though

Geek Squad was founded in 1994, and its humble beginnings included delivering expert PC support on a bike. The Geek Squad name itself was fun and irreverent, and its agents were easily recognizable by their badges, black trousers, white shirts, breakaway ties, and distinctive GeekMobiles.

In just a few years, the iconic orange, blue and white Geek Squad logo came to represent tech support in the community it serviced and was acquired by Best Buy.

Recognizing a fake Geek Squad phone call or email is easy; look for these signs: