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Lowe’s Email Scam Promises Portable Air Conditioners

An email or text message that uses the Lowe’s Home Improvement name congratulates recipients on winning a “BTU Portable Air Conditioner.”

In July 2022, during a heat wave across the U.S. and other countries, we reviewed an email that claimed Lowe’s Home Improvement was giving away free air conditioners in a sweepstakes. In reality, there was no giveaway, and the email was a scam. Scammers were pretending to be Lowe’s in an apparent phishing attempt to get people’s personal information, such as credit and debit card numbers.

The scam email read, “CONGRATULATIONS! You are the lucky online winner of a

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