In February 2022, we reviewed scam emails that claimed to be from both Costco and T-Mobile that promised a "gift" or "exclusive reward." The email subject lines in the scam read: "We have been trying to reach you - Please respond!"
We have been trying to reach you - Please respond!From: Costco.B7MWW.B7RJN@ffmananagolaso.com via mananagolaso.comCostcoHelloCongratulations! You have been selected to get an exclusive reward [from Costco and T-Mobile] !Your Name Came Up For a Costco Gifthurry up ! Your Reward is ReadyYour account information :Customer:: (removed)Email: (removed)Reward: .............Claim Reward NowT-Mobile TeamUnsubscribe Here10620 NW 123 Street Road Unit 102, Medley, Florida, 33178
The links in the Costco and T-Mobile scam emails led to biodastonder.co.uk and then redirected to the Russian website viewinnovations.ru. On this page, users were then told they could receive a $100 Costco gift card for taking a survey. However, this was also part of the scam.
We've seen the Florida mailing address (10620 NW 123 Street Road Unit 102, Medley, Florida, 33178) at the end of messages before in other similar scams that used the Lowe's and UPS logos. It's unclear how this location relates to the email scams.
In sum, we recommend that readers delete any emails that claim to be from both Costco and T-Mobile that promise an "exclusive reward." These were not official messages from either company.
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