NEW SCAM Alert!
The scammers are now making actual charges on people’s credit cards and sending corresponding emails in some cases. So when you take action, you are “calling” the 1-800 phone number off your actual credit card statement. That makes you believe that you are talking to the actual company, but you’re actually calling the bad guys.
If you get a charge, you might want to call your credit card company instead of calling the 1-800 number that you see that corresponds with the fraudulent charge. With all credit cards (not debit cards), you have 100% fraud protection, so put your credit card company to work when the hackers call.
Please spread the word, especially with older folks in your life.