Crooks Commandeer Sam's Club Name to Send Scam Emails

Katherine Skiba for AARP reports how in just one particular month in 2021, five hundred (!) different consumer brands were hit by phishing attacks -- not just Sam's Club!

And phishing attacks and email scams are big money. "Though in third place, [the FTC says that] illicit emails trigger big losses: $149 million during the first half of 2021, which put losses on pace to exceed the $252 million lost in all of 2020 and $226 million in 2019."

Read the whole article here. And please, use this as an opportunity to remind all big senders of email that they should implement DMARC if they haven't already, avoid cousin domains, and tell their users that they'll only be sending email from their main domain name.

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