Skip to comments.AMAZON SCAM
Posted on 04/09/2010 4:19:16 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
Just got this email, didn't and won't open the attachment, this is a new one to me.
Thank you for shopping at Amazon.com We have successfully received your payment.
Your order has been shipped to your billing address.
You have ordered " Nokia N73 "
You can find your tracking number in attached to the e-mail document.
Print the postal label to get your package.
We hope you enjoy your order! Amazon.com
They are what an online company should be. I give them extemely high marks for customer service. On a scale from one to ten, I give them a 9.5
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Curious why they are only a 9.5?
They are perfect from as far as I can tell.
Thanks for posting that. I will file it for future reference
Well, I will give them a ten.
Correct me if I'm wrong but don't we here in America say "shipping label" ... postal label sounds so British .....
Most companies have an ‘abuse@[company_name].com’ email address that you can forward such things to. It can also be helpful to copy the text of the full header information (depends on what software/website you use to read your email) and forward that information as well.
I checked my bank account, it’s OK.
I’ve seen several variations on this but with the common theme of you opening the attachment to print a mailing label. Think carefully - why would you print a mailing label for something coming to you - the shipper would print the mailing label!!!
One of our guys in the office fell for the “your computer is infected click here to update your virus scan and delete this virus” scam. I always wondered what these viruses did and after he clicked it it just took over his machine. It shut down his own virus scan, you could not do a restore to a day or two earlier, you couldn’t get into task manager to close it, and it kept asking him for a credit card to pay for the update to the virus scan so the virus could be removed. I am no dummy around PC’s and it was just amazing how it took over his PC. We did a complete restore on it - wiped it clean.
does Amazon even send out such messages? i order from them all the time, but i never read the messages... i just go to my page and track my packages...
Yes it does.
Amazon never, EVER, under ANY circumstances, sends out such messages.
That JUST happened to me. A new icon appeared in my bottom toolbar, and when I clicked on it, it said “thank you for downloading X”. Tried to stop it by turning off the computer, but it kept loading. Then my computer was literally dead. Had to get the complete restore. I NEVER open unsolicited popups that “inform me” they are running a scan for viruses, and I ignore emails that are unsolicited. I thought I was being smart, but these viruses are lethal.
I received a similar e-mail on April 1st. It looked like a legitimate message from Amazon, saying that a recent order had been shipped, and instructing me to open the attachment for tracking information. It even gave an order number.
But I wasn’t expecting anything from Amazon, and I had never received an e-mail from them with an attachment. The order number wasn’t even close to any of my real ones. Plus it was April Fools Day. So I didn’t open the attachment. I forwarded the message to Amazon site security.
Some months back, I got a similar one form “eBay”. It said that I had bought a $300+ watch and please submit payment to some bogus user ID. Had all the right eBay logos, etc. I just forwarded it to their security and they informed me it was a phishing expedition. The phisher was depending upon me being outraged and challenging the sale by “following this link”. Yeah, right.
I got on too a few weeks ago. I didn’t open it, I just deleted it.
I watch my bank account daily. I don’t use credit cards so I can limit how much can be stolen.
Tell him to get Carbonite!
Good eye...British or more likely former British territories (?), think Hong Kong and India.
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