Change.Org Petition SCAM – 1/27/2020

This scam is interesting. A unknown person sends you a Change.org petition. Is it safe? Well, just be wary that this scammer may be using Change.org to harvest email address and first name/last name.

If you don’t know who is sending you the Change.org petition and you don’t know what the petition is for, avoid it. See an example below:


From: <makelcutie@gmail[.]com>
Date: Sat, Jan 25, 2020 at 3:18 PM
Subject: Quick Favor?
To: victim@vcu.edu

Hey,

I just signed the petition “#BringBackOurGirls!” and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.

Our goal is to reach 7,500 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:

http://change.org/petition/9834981029834kjas;aksjdf

Thanks!
Bette

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