MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04: A general view of Costco signage in Docklands on August 04, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.  Retail stores across Melbourne will close to customers as further stage 4 lockdown restrictions are implemented in response to Victoria's ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The new rules, which come into effect at 11:59 on Wednesday 5 August, will see the majority of retail businesses like clothing, furniture, electrical and department stores will be closed to the public for the duration of the stage 4 restrictions. Businesses will be able to operate click and collect services with social distancing and contactless payments. Supermarkets, grocery stores, bottle shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, banks, news agencies and post offices will remain open during the lockdown. Melbourne residents are subject to a curfew from 8pm to 5am, must stay within a 5km radius of their homes along with limits on hours of exercise, while all students will return to home learning and childcare centres will close. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

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If You Received This Email Claiming To Be From Costco, It’s A Scam
Scam messages that are disguised as coming from a trusted source are called phishing emails, and cybercriminals use them to trick people into providing their personal information. In February of 2022, scammers targeted Costco members with these fraudulent messages.
According to Snopes, an online fact-checking and investigative publication, the scam emails appear to be from Costco, and tell recipients that they have been selected for an exclusive reward. Clicking the link takes victims to a survey where they must enter their information to receive a $100 gift card.
Per Costco’s customer service portal, all official communications from the company will have addresses ending with “,” and that emails without it, or those containing typos, are likely scams — the only exception is gift cards, which are sent from If you think you’ve received a phishing email, it’s best to report and delete it.