D.C.-Area Residents Report Scam Involving Fake Walmart.com Orders

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    Catherine Ross, NBC 5
    Dozens of Maryland and Virginia residents have reported receiving emails for Walmart.com orders they never placed. A Walmart spokesperson says the messages didn't come from the company.

    Dozens of Maryland and Virginia residents have reported receiving emails for Walmart.com orders they never placed.

    A Maryland woman contacted News4 Thursday when she received an email confirmation for a $900 television set she did not order.

    Workers at the Walmart in Landover Hills say they've received approximately 30 calls about the issue, and workers at an Alexandria location have gotten approximately 45 calls.

    According to Walmart spokesperson Randy Hargrove, the company is aware of the emails. He said customers' cards are not charged in the apparent scam.

    Another spokesperson with Walmart identified the issue as a phishing scam -- a way for online scammers to gain personal information of others -- and not generated by the company.

    They are encouraging customers who receive the email not to click any of the links in the email.

    Similar cases have been reported this week in Portland, Ore.