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Warning About an Email Phishing Scam - Be Aware
- April 29, 2019


Hello Everyone,

Please be very vigilant to the following phishing scam!  This is a scam!

Some members in our club have received emails purportedly coming from me asking them to purchase Google Play cards.  The emails do not come from me – they come from a scammer!  Do not engage with the sender! Please see the warning details below.

Avoid Google Play gift card scams

Scammers use different ways to trick people into providing Google Play gift cards. They ask for gift cards in exchange for taxes, bail money, debt collection, physical items like cars, and more.

You can only use Google Play gift cards to make purchases, like apps and music, on Google Play.

Google Play gift cards aren’t refundable unless required by law. Learn more about refund policies.

Protect yourself from gift card scams

Never use Google Play gift cards to pay for anything outside Google Play.

  • Never share the code on the back of the gift card.

Take action if you suspect a scam

You might be the target of a scam if you’re asked to:

  • Use Google Play gift cards to pay for something outside Google Play. It’s a violation of our Terms of Service to use gift cards this way.
  • Share the code on the back of your gift card.

Report the scam - Do not respond to the scammer. Instead, immediately report the scam to your local police department.

Common scam example

Here’s a common scenario: a scammer asks you to buy Google Play gift cards from the nearest retailer. After you buy them, the scammer asks for the code on the back of the card or an image of it.

If you provide the code, the scammer can use all the money on the gift card. They’ll likely spend it all before you can contact Google or the police.

Take care, everyone!

Helen


Edmonton Pickleball Club is a registered non-profit organization in Alberta. Postal address: c/o 304 Caldwell Close NW, Edmonton AB, Canada T6M 2W9


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Edmonton Pickleball Club is a registered non-profit organization in Alberta.
Postal address: c/o 304 Caldwell Close NW, Edmonton AB, Canada T6M 2W9

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