Criminals will use anything to get your credit card number. The latest scheme is to prey upon those forgetful sons & daughters out there, that are desperate for that last minute gift.
The newest cybercrime “marketing” campaign usually starts with an email containing the subject line “Don’t Forget Mother’s Day – $19.99 Flowers”, or something similar. Once you click on the link, you get directed to a website which contains all sorts of thoughtful gifts. However, if you go on to purchase something, the only gift you’ll be giving is your credit card number to the cybercriminals. Although I’m sure one of them out there has the nickname of “Mother”, I don’t think he’s the “Mother” you thought you’d be gifting this Mother’s Day.
Other Mother’s Day scam sites promote jewelry, designer clothing, and shoes.
If you are gift shopping online for your mother, please use only sites you know, and ones that are reputable.