A fraud method in which the fraudster sends out a legitimate-looking email in an attempt to gather personal and financial information from recipients. The scammer sends an email to an unsuspecting customer that may look just like a legitimate Walmart email (including use of the Walmart logo.) If the customer falls for the bait (thus the “fishing” reference), the thief could get credit card numbers, PINs, account passwords, expiration dates, credit card/bank account numbers and even Social Security numbers. Learn more about phishing. Learn more about phishing.


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Always head to Walmart the day after a holiday to load up on discounted baked goods or candy.  From half-off Valentine’s Day Cookies to clearance Halloween or Christmas Candy, the day after the big day is the best time to load up on treats to satisfy those sugar cravings!  Sometimes I’ll even grab some clearance Halloween candy and save it as Stocking Stuffers for Men and Teenage Guy Stocking Stuffers!  I’ve never heard one complaint yet! 🙂
Mystery shopping, sometimes referred to as secret shopping, is where an individual is hired to “act” like a customer, and evaluate services at a business. Walmart does NOT utilize these services or hire associates to perform services on behalf of other retailers or companies. However, scammers take advantage of these types of programs by sending fraudulent solicitations via mail, text, or email to entice consumers to evaluate the retail experience. Often times these offers of employment are accompanied by a fake check made out for a large amount of money or otherwise offer immediate employment with a good salary and minimal effort required.
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