An Infallible Method To Report Walmart Phishing Emails
It seems like Walmart frequently posts warnings about convincing phishing email scams that use their brand identity to trick people. It's not surprising that the inboxes of Walmart customers are flooded with scamming attempts.
The company is a giant, serving more than 270 million customers per week. That kind of shopping-oriented pool is a scammer's dream.
If you receive a suspicious email from Walmart, the first step is to deal with the sender with DoNotPay.
Stop Walmart Spam Emails With DoNotPay
Suspicious spam emails are probably not coming from Walmart's official address. Scammers may apply Walmart's visual identity in their messages, but they are not likely to use the same email address.
DoNotPays Spam Collector feature will help you stop receiving emails from scammers in no time.
Here are the steps to take:
- Access DoNotPay from your web browser
- Find the Spam Collector option and click on it
- Enter your email address to connect it with DoNotPay
- Forward any suspicious email from Walmart to email@example.com
With this process, our app will unsubscribe you from emails coming from this sender.
Apart from stopping spam emails supposedly coming from Walmart, we can take the matter a step further.
DoNotPay will check if there is a class-action lawsuit against the sender. If that is the case, you can join it. Depending on the outcome, you could receive compensation of up to $500.
What Is Phishing and Are All Walmart Spam Emails Dangerous?
Not every email you receive from Walmart is a phishing attempt.
Phishing emails aim to acquire information like your address, Social Security number, credit card details, phone number, or anything else scammers can use for further criminal activities.
While your inbox might be full of Walmart marketing emails, they are not necessarily harmful. According to the CAN-SPAM Act, popularly called the Email Unsubscribe Law, the company can send you promo emails as long as they give you an unsubscribe option.
Here are some red flags that will help you recognize Walmart phishing emails:
Almost Close-Enough Links
Do not click on any links, but go through them and notice the difference from the official website’s URL. It could be only a hyphen or an extra letter
Not-Quite Right Sender's Address
Look particularly at the text after the @ symbol because Walmarts email addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org. Scammers trying to mimic the company's contact will use Walmart@something.com
Weird Formatting and Broken Language
Go to the Walmart website and compare the logo, fonts, and colors.
If Walmart in your email has two Ls, that should be a definite red flag
|No legitimate company will ever ask you to send them sensitive information in an email (PINs, expiration dates, credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, or usernames and passwords )|
You will be asked to respond, call, send data, or follow a link immediately
Common Phishing Attempts Coming From Walmart Spam Emails
There is an abundance of email scams hiding behind Walmart, and most of them are phishing attempts.
These are the common ones:
- Confirmation of a purchase scam—An email with a malicious link redirecting customers to a fake Walmart page
- Fake job interview invites—An email that confirms that you got a job at Walmart and includes an Interview Verification link
- Password reset scam—Emails prompting you to reset your Walmart password by following the provided link
- Walmart gift card email spam—Fake promo offers to buy Walmart gift cards at discount prices sent via email. Walmart never sends these offers. Gift cards can only be purchased on Walmart’s official website
How To Report Walmart Phishing Emails
When you report email abuse, it makes a greater impact than you may think. Reporting spam emails and phishing allows agencies and service providers to recognize patterns and add senders to their blacklists. Reporting makes it easier to stop phishing emails in the future.
Here are some methods to report Walmart phishing emails:
- Contact Walmart directly
- Report phishing emails to the government agencies
- Check how your email provider deals with phishing attempts
Report Walmart Phishing Emails to the Company
When you receive a suspicious email that looks like it's coming from Walmart, the logical step would be to turn to Walmart first.
Some steps you can take in this case are:
- Not clicking on any links or interacting with the sender
- Checking your bank statements for any unauthorized transactions. If you notice any, contact your bank to initiate a chargeback
- Removing your saved payment methods from Walmart's online platform
- Resetting your password
- Sending the email in question to OnlineAbuse@walmart.com as an attachment
Report Walmart Phishing Emails to Government Agencies
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) advises a two-step process to report phishing emails:
- Forward the phishing email to the Anti-Phishing Working Group at email@example.com
- Report the phishing attack to the FTC's Complaint Center
Report Walmart Phishing Emails to Your Service Provider or Email Platform
With phishing, you should use all the tools at your disposal to report the scammers.
In case you have a Gmail address, you should learn how to report suspicious email activity to Google.
With over 1.8 billion users, Gmail developed a sophisticated filtering system that removes phishing emails from your inbox automatically. The system is not perfect, and if a Walmart phishing email ends up in your Inbox, here are the steps to report it as phishing:
- Access your Gmail account
- Find the phishing email from Walmart
- Open the email
- Click on the three dots
- Click on the Report Phishing option
Take note that you cannot do this from the Gmail app, only from the desktop version.
Whatever your email preferences are, get informed about how your email clients and service providers deal with phishing.
DoNotPay can help you with getting valid info. If you are an iPhone user, we will show you how to report phishing to Apple. We can also assist you in reporting phishing to Xfinity, Yahoo, AOL, and other services.
DoNotPay Stops Physical Spam Mail Too
Physical mail is still present, and the spammers do not neglect it.
If your mailbox is full of promo mail you didn't ask for, worry not — our new DoNotMail feature is created to help you get rid of it for good.
Here is how to activate the service:
- Take a snapshot of physical spam mail
- Access DoNotPay from your web browser
- Click on the DoNotMail feature
- Follow the steps, and we will unsubscribe you from the sender
We will also let you know if there is a class action against the sender so that you can join it.
DoNotPay Can Do More Than Deal With Walmart Spam Emails
Everyone's inbox is full of spam. With DoNotPay, it doesn't have to be.
You can check all the features by accessing DoNotPay from your web browser.
Some tasks we can take over are:
- Eliminating unwanted subscriptions or memberships
- Jumping the phone queue when calling customer service
- Fighting speeding tickets
- Managing credit card issues
- Taking anyone to small claims court
- Subscribing to free trials without risk
- Protecting yourself from stalking and harassment
- Getting a refund for any purchase or service
- Dealing with spam texts
- Disputing parking tickets
- Handling high bills
- Contesting traffic tickets
- Blocking other email spam messages for good
- Getting revenge on robocalls
- Booking DMV appointments
- Getting refunds and compensation from airlines