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October 21, 2020

10/15/2020 12:01:00 PM
SCAM ALERT: Reader reports receiving "Norton Invoice"

Scams come in all shapes and sizes and from all sorts of consumer-oriented "businesses."

Not long ago, a Windom resident reported receiving an invoice from Norton, a firm that provides antivirus protection.

The notice, which was received via e-mail, offered this information:

"Your subscription is been auto renewed successfully. Hence we have charged you 389 USD for your yearly subscription. Thanks for being our valuable customer."

The scammer went on to provide an order number, "4725963147;" product name, "Protection 360;" and billing amount, "389.00 USD."

It also called for this action from the recipient: "To upgrade/cancel your subscription, please contact our customer service desk given below (followed by a phone number)."

The matter was determined to be a scam for two common reasons:
A.) The recipient does not use Norton antivirus.
B.) The email has bad grammar and punctuation, which is usually a sign of a scam."

For more information on scams, watch the weekly Thursday noon editions of Scam Alerts on www.windomnews.com. Also check for scam alerts in the Cottonwood County Citizen and Citizen eEdition.

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