October is Cyber Security Awareness Month.
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States. Every week I receive an email with some attempt to steal my identity.
Just today I received one that thanks me from renewing my service contract from one of the biggest appliance retailers in the country. It stated that my credit card had been charged $489.99 for three more years of service.
I have never had a service contract with this company.
The goal of the email was to get me to call the telephone number in it to tell them to refund my non-existent purchase. They would have tried to con me into giving them some information that they could use to scam me for real.
I did not call; I simply deleted the email.
These scammers make logos and…