Auto insurance

Scam Alert: “Welcome to CarShield” Car Insurance Emails

In early March 2022, we reviewed several scam emails that typically began with the subject line “Welcome to CarShield”. Most of the messages we reviewed grouped the words like this: “WelcomeToCarShield”.

CarShield is an automobile insurance company that provides extended warranty coverage for automobiles. On the company’s website, it says, “We specialize in protecting our members from the high cost of auto repairs.

CarShield Fraudulent Email Addresses

The fraudulent messages did not come from official CarShield email addresses. Instead, we saw the following email addresses in the “from” column in seven different posts:

[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

None of these addresses was an official email address for CarShield.

We found an example of an official email address for CarShield: [email protected] Messages from this address can be considered as coming from the company.

Do not click on links in fraudulent emails

Each fraudulent message contained only a few words and a link.

A scam in the spam folder.

One of the emails from CarShield read, “Confirmation: Save on potential car repairs now.” Another read: “Automatic protection for you and your family. Get a free quote today.” A third message said, “Cover your vehicle with flexible pricing from Carshield”. We also reviewed a scam email by the name of CarShield that simply said, “You could save $1,000 $ on repairs”.

If readers receive any of these fraudulent e-mails stating the name CarShield, we strongly advise against clicking on the links. Opening the email might not be dangerous, but clicking on links is another matter altogether.

We tested several links in private browsing windows. While clicking on the links, we saw a number of redirects via unknown websites. Some of these automatic redirects looked suspicious to say the least. It’s unclear if this involved phishing attempts, but it was a possibility.

Further reading

In the past, we have covered other topics on the same subject of misleading claims about automobiles and auto insurance. We have previously reported fake advertisements online claiming that there are new policies or guidelines to insure vehicles that travel less than 49 or 50 miles per day.

We also published two articles that involved misleading claims about automatic headlights.

In short, no, the “Welcome to CarShield” emails were not genuine. They were scams. Always check the email address at the top of messages to find out where the message came from before clicking on any links. It’s also good to trust the built-in safeguards that warn users of potentially dangerous messages.

Source:

“For whom is this?” car shieldhttps://carshield.com/how-it-works/who-is-this-for/.