It is another day, another dollar for the scam artists out there.
A new scam involving a travel rewards points company has members double-checking their emails.
The con artists are sending emails disguised to look like the popular website and ask for personal details such as credit cards.
"Most corporations will not solicit people to send personal information, as far as credit card numbers or what not over an email link. They should probably not trust that email, and enter it into in Google Search separately; that way they know they are going to the right place," said Corporal Gerald Sherk of the Drumheller RCMP.
In the email, members are encouraged to click on a link that will bring them to the travel reward points card website look alike.
This technique is called "phishing" and there are ways to make sure you aren't taking the bait.
"Click on the email from the top, the actual email address the email is coming from, because again it can be masked. But when you actually click on it, it says it is some random person email account, and frequently that is how this information is sent out, through a hacked email account," explained Sherk. "Somebody doesn't even know their email has been hacked and these phishing scams are sent out through it."
Unfortunately, these scams can be quite popular and force the regular user to take extra precautions.
"Be suspicious of those types of emails. People really have to pay attention to what is going on and not take for granted anymore what is on the internet and what they are being sent," concluded Sherk.