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The "Walmart Order Cancellation" Scam

Walmart customers, be aware of the "Walmart Order Cancellation" scam. Walmart customers who have received emails like the one below, which claim their accounts have been used to make an order, are asked not to click on the links in them. This is because cybercriminals are sending out fake and phishing Walmart emails to their potential victims claiming they have bought something from Walmart. The emails then claim the potential victims should click a link in the same email if they didn't make the order.

The Walmart Order Cancellation Scam
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A "Walmart Order Cancellation" Scam

From: Walmart Order

Sent: Monday, November 5, 2018 7:31 AM

Subject: Thank You For Buying From Walmart - Confirmation Needed

Your Walmart account was use to make an order

Hi,

This letter is to advise you about the order we have which is addressed to you. You have 4 days to pick 4 in any Local Store Please, follow this link for more information about your order Walmart is wishing you Happy Day!

If you did not make this order , please follow us immediately and click here to Cancel This order immediately.

If you have any questions, please contact us and let us know how we can help. We appreciate the opportunity to assist you and look forward to your next visit.

Thanks,

Your Walmart.com Customer Care Team

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The link in the fake email goes to a fake Walmart website (order-checkout.info) that will ask visitors to sign-in with their Walmart account credentials. Now, any attempts to sign into the fak website will result in the visitors Walmart account credentials being sent to the cybercriminal behind the phishing scam.

Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen credentials, they will use it to hijack their potential victims' account and use them fraudulently.

Walmart customers who have already been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their passwords and contact Walmart for help.

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  • April 15, 2020 at 2:48 AM by an anonymous user from: Great Bend, Kansas, United States

    Just got 1 from WalMart.Large list of stuff saying its to be shipped to someone else. Bought in MY NAME. Of course this is to cause ME to panic and think I been hacked ( my bank account) . Little do these idiots know. I live in small town, my bank knows I CANT leave. items bought are for teenagers I have none bank knows this. I do not have no Wal mart account,I know this so me no fall. Haha to dumb peoples.

  • February 17, 2019 at 2:54 PM by an anonymous user from: Waterloo, Illinois, United States

    Just had a similar problem with FedEx. They have an email address to forward this type of suspicious email to. Does WalMart have an email address to send these fallacious emails to.

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