Signs of a Fake TARGET Email

Thursday, January 23 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Be on alert. Scammers are taking advantage of the recent TARGET data breach by sending fake emails which appear to be from TARGET. CNN provides five signs to spot these fraudulent emails. 

The first sign is, “The email address doesn't match.” According to CNN, TARGET's emails are being sent from TargetNews@target.bfi0.com. So if the email you receive comes from a different email address, it may be a scam. However, even if the email address does appear to match the one TARGET is using, please read on, as the message may still be a fake. Scammers can easily ‘spoof’ email addresses -- meaning they can forge the address and make the one displayed to you the recipient, look like anything they want.

Check out the other four signs* on CNNMoney. For more information on the data breach contact TARGET.* Arvest also answers your frequently asked questions about how this breach affects Arvest customers.

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

Tags: Consumer Protection, Fraud Alert, Privacy and Security
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