(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- According to fact-checking site Snopes there is a phishing email scam going around with the subject line “WelcomeToCarShield” that purports to be from the car insurance company offering extended warranty coverage for automobiles called CarShield.
But it isn’t from CarShield. It’s a scam.
Phishing email scams are a dime a dozen, with scammers sending emails purportedly from banks, department stores, online shopping sites like Amazon, or car insurance companies.
But when you check to see the email address of the sender, you can always tell they are fake.
In the case of the CarShield scam, the email address was not from the official CarShield email. Instead, Snopes found this:
The official email address from CarShield is “[email protected]”
The rule of thumb for phishing emails is to never, ever click on any link contained. While opening the email to look at it is probably safe, clicking the links in phishing emails can be extremely dangerous.
Snopes set up a private browser and tested the links contained in the scam CarShield emails. The links set off a chain of redirects that Snopes described as “suspicious, to say the least.”
Snopes suggests that before clicking the links in an email, people should check the email address at the top of the message to see if it’s authentic.
Or, just never ever click on links in emails.