FROM THE DESK OF SHERIFF CARMINE MARCENO: “GEEK SQUAD SUBSCRIPTION RENEWAL” SCAM
In a recent meeting with our Economic Crimes Unit, I was informed of yet another scam that appears to be circulating. As is always the case, I am grateful to have these brought to my attention.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Economic Crimes Unit has received calls regarding scammers, once again attempting to obtain personal and financial information from unsuspecting victims.
Be it by email or by text, these criminals are identifying themselves as members of the “Geek Squad,” a subsidiary of the “Best Buy” corporation. In reality, they have NO connection to the worldwide consumer electronics corporation.
While the real “Geek Squad” offers computer-related services to consumers, these scammers work diligently to steal personal and financial data.
Please note that these scammers reportedly use a Gmail account for their email messages…as opposed to a “Best Buy” email address.
Reportedly, a number of the email messages received contained noticeable grammatical errors.
The messages asked the recipients to phone them to renew their “Geek Squad” subscription.
Should you receive these messages, or similar ones, please report them to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Fraud Line at 239-258-3292.