Most Recent Reported Spam:

The following phishing spam is offering Bonus Up to $100 Ace Hardware Gift card. There are reports of this being done both via email and phone. The email has the following address 115 E 23rd St New York, NY US 10010. It is also showing, Green ideas For Decorating 5900 E 2nd St Casper, WY 82609. If a search of this address is completed, you will find it is a brewery, showing this is NOT Green Ideas. If you click the Photo that looks like this:

Once You click this, it takes you to the following page:
Further inspection show a company name of Hitech Research and further inspection of the PHP code shows this site is used for tracking, and has a very simple script. The Domain is the following: be very wary about domains not ending in .com, as you can see this ends in .php.
Another simple Google search of this New York address shows that Ace Hardware is not alone when it comes to these scammers:
They have used other retailers and even went as far as using COVID-19 surveys to gather information. Please use caution when filling out any survey, email, prize, bonus that offers anything that you need to enter your credit card information to win, receive a prize.

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Other Common Digital Scams

Free Gift Scam

Be aware of online scams offering free gifts.

  • Consumers are offered free gifts through spam email, online advertising or social media postings not originating from Ace Hardware.
  • Often the free gifts are offered after completing a survey or information gather through sources other than Ace.
  • Consumers are asked to provide their credit card information to pay for the shipping of the free item(s)
  • Ace does not solicit consumers in exchange for free gifts.

If you are a victim of a free gift scam, it is recommended to file a report with your local police and with the Internet Crime Complaint Center website (ICCC). The ICCC is a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center.

Additional Resources

FTC: 10 Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud
National Council on Aging: Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors From the National Council on Aging

To File a Complaint With the FTC: