Target Credit Card Fraud: The gift that keeps on giving (spam)
December 31, 2013 4:09 PM Subscribe
Victim of Target credit card fraud followed up by a massive flood of spam. We're curious what exactly is going on.
posted by neilbert to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
So, my wife got an email from Best Buy thanking her for her order. Being that she hadn't ordered anything from them, she took a look and... long story short, it looks exceptionally likely that her card was compromised in the Target fiasco. We've contacted Best Buy and the bank and are working through the extended customer service hell involved in straightening out the charges.
Right after she got off the phone with Best Buy, she started getting bombarded with emails. In the span of maybe 20 minutes, over 400 emails have come through. All of them have a long sequence of numbers as the subject, and some malformed HTML as the body. I've set up a filter in her email to shunt them off to a folder so they don't get in the way, but we're curious. Anyone else in a similar boat and getting this spammy overload, and is there much else we can/should do about it?