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Geek Squad


A common theme in fraudulent emails is to notify the recipient that a payment has been made for a service. The example below mentions Geek Squad Protection Shield. This type of scam intends to invoke a response from the recipient. The scammers then obtain credit card details or gain access to the user’s computer.

Proper Action

If you receive an email like this one, do not really and do not call the number provided. Instead, contact Best Buy directly through the official website or call your local store to determine if you have Geek Squad protection.


In the sample emails below, some details have been removed for privacy.

4 May 2023

23 May 2022