BBB warns of two email scams - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

BBB warns of two email scams

(Toledo News Now) -

Two  email scams are targeting users of Key Bank and Netflix. 

In an email that appears to be from Key Bank it states they have noticed suspicious activity on your bank account and then asks that you verify the account. An email that appears to be from Netflix says that your credit card information needs to be updated. Both are ways for scammers to take your information.

The Better Business Bureau says a dead give way that these are indeed scams are whether the emails are addressed as dear costumer instead of an actual name.

They says if you open these links you run the risk of giving out personal information to scammers, things like credit card or social security numbers.

The BBB says don't fall for it. It is always a good idea to contact the company directly and talk to someone before giving out information. And even going as far as opening the link could hurt you in the long run.

“People download viruses, Trojans, worms, all kinds of horrible things into your computer if you click on these links. And hopefully people keep their virus protection current, but a lot of people haven't,” said President of the BBB Dick Eppstein.

He says the best thing to do if you get one of these emails is to just delete it. 

Follow Toledo News Now:   

Download our app here

Copyright 2015 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Former OSU football coach Earle Bruce dies at 87

    Former OSU football coach Earle Bruce dies at 87

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-04-20 12:31:56 GMT
    Earle Bruce (Source: Bleacher Report)Earle Bruce (Source: Bleacher Report)
    Earle Bruce (Source: Bleacher Report)Earle Bruce (Source: Bleacher Report)

    Former Ohio State Buckeyes coach Earle Bruce passed away Friday morning at the age of 87, according to ESPN.-

    More >>

    Former Ohio State Buckeyes coach Earle Bruce passed away Friday morning at the age of 87, according to ESPN.-

    More >>
  • Dave & Buster's reopens Friday after Lucas Co. Health Department confirms case of Hepatitis A

    Dave & Buster's reopens Friday after Lucas Co. Health Department confirms case of Hepatitis A

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:30 AM EDT2018-04-20 10:30:51 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    A confirmed case of Hepatitis A has been diagnosed to a food handler who works at at Dave and Buster's near the Franklin Park Mall. The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department warns that anyone who consumed any food or drink from the restaurant between March 1 through March 29 has been exposed to the virus and should get tested.  Dave and Busters has set up a phone line for people with questions or concerns at  is 844-344-94-44. Follow WTOL:   Download our app he...

    More >>

    A confirmed case of Hepatitis A has been diagnosed to a food handler who works at at Dave and Buster's near the Franklin Park Mall. The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department warns that anyone who consumed any food or drink from the restaurant between March 1 through March 29 has been exposed to the virus and should get tested.  Dave and Busters has set up a phone line for people with questions or concerns at  is 844-344-94-44. Follow WTOL:   Download our app he...

    More >>
  • Fire destroys north Toledo home

    Fire destroys north Toledo home

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:03 AM EDT2018-04-20 10:03:09 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    The homeowner was at work at the time of the fire. 

    More >>

    The homeowner was at work at the time of the fire. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly