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Consumers warned of fake Macy's delivery email

Posted: 6:09 PM, Mar 28, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-30 13:44:59Z

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a new email phishing scam that poses as a Macy's delivery email.

According to a BBB Scam Alert, people are receiving emails with a subject line telling them they have a Macy's order ready for delivery.

However, inside the email, there's no mention of the delivery. Instead, the email says the recipient has won a prize in the store's "monthly give-away." In order to collect it, the recipient is told to click a link.

The BBB says emails posing as business giveaways are a popular way to transmit malware or phish for banking or personal information. Consumers are told to be careful of any unsolicited email that promises free gift cards or other too-good-to-be-true perks.

Macy's told Team 10 that they do not do a "monthly give-away," and if anyone is suspicious about an email that claims to be from Macy's, they are asked to call the store's Customer Service at 1-800-BUY-MACYS with any questions.

Macy's recommends:

-- Do not interact with the sender of these messages (do not click on or follow any links in the email)
-- If you have the ability, block messages from these emails or use the report "spam" function in your email client
-- Only open emails from Macys.com if it is a Macy's domain