A Walmart phishing campaign is underway that attempts to steal your personal information and verifies your email for further phishing attacks.
A new email phishing campaign pretends to be from Walmart with a subject line of “Your Package delivery Problem Notification lD#” stating that they could not deliver your package because your address is incorrect.
“Unfortunately we were not able deliver your postal package in time because your address is not correct. Please reply us with the correct shipping address,” the phishing email reads.
If you click on the ‘Update Address’ button, the phishing email will cause your mail program to create a new email with the subject ‘Update my Address!’ that will be sent to multiple email addresses under the attacker’s control.
Phishing victims are prompted to send their mailing address to the attacker impersonating Walmart.
The collected information is used to conduct identity theft attacks, gain access to your other accounts, or perform targeted spear-phishing attacks.
Over the past week, three different unrelated individuals contacted me to warn me about the attacks, and I have received a half dozen of these emails, indicating it is a very active phishing campaign.
Due to this, everyone should be on the lookout for strange emails from Walmart and treat them all suspiciously.
As with all phishing emails, never click on suspicious links, but instead go to the main site’s domain to confirm if there is an issue with your account.
What should you do if you send your mailing address?
If you received this phishing email and mistakenly sent your mailing address, you cannot do much, unfortunately, other than being on the lookout for further targeted phishing scams.
Threat actors will likely use this information to conduct a wide range of malicious activities, including sending you further scam emails.
You should look out for other targeted phishing campaigns using the submitted data and monitor your credit report to make sure fraudulent accounts are not created under your name.
To prevent identity theft, you can also temporarily freeze your credit report to stop banks and other companies from issuing credit under your name.