This morning, I received an email advising that I have to click a link and order a new, free Square Reader. Square is a service I use to process charge cards. I suspect this is a phish attempt, which is a fancy way of saying computer fraud. The email says,
SWIPING NEVER FELT SO GOOD
It’s time to retire your reader: Beginning June 1, your current Square Reader will no longer be supported. Request your new, free Square Reader from your web dashboard and update Square Register to continue accepting credit cards.
The new Square Reader performs better and is more reliable. Learn more about the design improvements at Wired.com.
1. Sign in to your web dashboard to request your free new Square Reader.
2. Tell us where to send your new reader.
3. Update Square Register on your device.
Beware. This ‘request your free…’ link is taking people to http://s108256331.t.en25.com/e/er?s=108256331&lid=1977&elq=af2adaeebbbf4e698218803401840986. This looks like a phish attempt. We all have to be street smart.