New internet scams are cropping up across Wyoming, and one scam has returned with a vengeance, and a reversed name. Learn about and watch out for the following scams in this week's No-fraud Friday, in which we feature a few cyber scams per week, per a list provided by CyberWyoming.
One Mrs. Philips Evelyn, who claims to be suffering from a brain tumor and needs to give away her money, has been emailing potential victims from the email address email@example.com. This scammer used to go by the name Evelyn Philips. The subject line in her emails is typically "Hello." You can say hi back, but don't follow her scam.
Potentially fraudulent emails trying to persuade Wyoming citizens they've made large online payments are circulating across Wyoming from the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Be weary of this email, and don't click any links in it.
You cannot win a $1000 Amazon gift card, and don't believe the email from email@example.com telling you otherwise. Also, don't click the link in that email. As the CyberWyoming team stated, the graphics and wording are realistic.
To report a scam, contact the Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker: www.bbb.org/scamtracker/us/reportscam or Wyoming Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Protection 307-777-6397, 800-438-5799 or firstname.lastname@example.org