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Scam Alert: If It’s Misspelled, Is It From a Scammer?

Posted on 05/31/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & SavingsThe following is a guest post by Sid Kirchheimer: Scammers have never been known for their spelling ability. And a glance at your email inbox might provide the most recent evidence. Maybe you received mail in the last week claiming to be from Walmart.com — but spelled “Wallmart.” That phony confirmation for a $900 TV purchase is actually a ruse intended to trick you into disclosing personal information, Walmart officials warn. (And this week, a similar fake — albeit, properly …