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Thank you.

This is not a case of Phishing.  It is a variation of a Tech Support scam in the name of Malwarebytes.  Numerous forum members have posted about this scam.

Please Reference:

  1. have received 3 scam emails about Malwarebytes account charges
  2. Fake Receipt?
  3. Your subscription for “Malware bytes Security” has been renewed.
  4. Phishing scam using malwarebytes subscription (cares@usorderreceipt02.co)

Phishing is a process masquerading as a known entity where a web site, a PDF or other document uses content that emulates that entity and tries to get the victim to provide login credentials or Personally Identifiable information (PII).  For example a compromised web Site may have content that looks like the legitimate Login for USAA.  However, it is all about harvesting a victims USAA account credentials.


Reference:                                     
US FBI PSA - Tech Support Fraud
US FTC Consumer Information -  Tech Support Scams
US FTC - Tech Support Operators Agree to Settle Charges by FTC and the State of Ohio
US FTC - FTC and Federal, State and International Partners Announce Major Crackdown on Tech Support Scams
Malwarebytes' Blog - Search on - "tech support scams"
Malwarebytes' Blog - "Tech support scams: help and resource page"

 

 

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