After Catching On To Scam Attempt, Woman Wants To Warn Others Against Norton Security Impostor; ‘It Started Getting Stranger And Stranger’

 After Catching On To Scam Attempt, Woman Wants To Warn Others Against Norton Security Impostor; ‘It Started Getting Stranger And Stranger’

CHICAGO (CBS) — A CBS 2 viewer contacted us about a suspicious email that almost cost her big time. Morning Insider Tim McNicholas shows us the red flags so you can stay scam-free.

“It scared me that I fell for it initially,” Brenda Clark said.

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Clark knows a thing or two about money after spending 20 years in the banking industry. That includes the tricks that fraudsters use to scam you out of your hard-earned money.

Then she got a frightening email.

“They got me with the fear of having money debited from my account,” she said.

The suspicious email warned she’d be charged $200 for a Norton Security software subscription.

“It was an emotional grab,” she said.

With $200 at stake, she panicked; even though these scammers aren’t good spellers, misspelling valuable. The message also came from a Gmail address, even though it supposedly came from Norton.

Clark…

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