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AMAZON SCAM
self | April 09, 2010 | swampsniper

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.

Hi!

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


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: scam

1 posted on 04/09/2010 4:19:17 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I got something similar the other day but didn’t bother to open it because I don’t have anything on order.

Mine was camera equipment too.


2 posted on 04/09/2010 4:21:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Very poor attempt at a scam.


3 posted on 04/09/2010 4:21:28 PM PDT by ParityErr (It's impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Delete it.


4 posted on 04/09/2010 4:22:43 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: ParityErr

Um...what’s the scam?


5 posted on 04/09/2010 4:23:18 PM PDT by Krankor (nO)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Scam i think you are pulling the scam you want us to check out the Nokia N73...
When did you start working for Nokia?? :>)


6 posted on 04/09/2010 4:23:36 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Cindy

It’s gone, I haven’t ordered anything for a couple of months anyway.


7 posted on 04/09/2010 4:23:46 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

A company as big as Amazon could surely pull off something less pethetic than that.


8 posted on 04/09/2010 4:24:11 PM PDT by cake_crumb (President Reagan on ObieCare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs&feature=player_embedded#)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I have been shopping for Amazon since the day they went online and I have never been scammed by them. You were probably scammed by someone else using the Amason logo. You may want to call Amazon for a spoofing attack.


9 posted on 04/09/2010 4:24:19 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: Krankor
Um...what’s the scam?

Trying to make him open up the attachment which is more then likely a virus or Trojan.

10 posted on 04/09/2010 4:24:58 PM PDT by ParityErr (It's impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Attachment is a virus. Don’t open it.

Shift+Delete ASAP


11 posted on 04/09/2010 4:25:06 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Amazon (I’m very sure) would love you for forwarding it with all information intact to their fraud department.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=15836841


12 posted on 04/09/2010 4:25:11 PM PDT by Ingtar (Congress: proof that Entropy trumps Evolution)
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To: sonofstrangelove

I know it isn’t Amazon, they are good to deal with and honest.


13 posted on 04/09/2010 4:25:30 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Crude attempt at a phishing scam. has nothing to do with amazon. Delete and forget but DON’T click the link!


14 posted on 04/09/2010 4:26:51 PM PDT by ohiobuckeye1997
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

You were a victim of a spoofing attack. You may want to contact Amazon and report it. You may want to check you computer for Trojan Horses or viruses


15 posted on 04/09/2010 4:27:06 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: GSP.FAN

I don’t work for anyone, I’m done paying income taxes!


16 posted on 04/09/2010 4:27:09 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: ParityErr

Oh.


17 posted on 04/09/2010 4:27:11 PM PDT by Krankor (nO)
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To: sonofstrangelove

Me too. I’m such a good customer, most of the stuff I buy for myself is with reward points.


18 posted on 04/09/2010 4:27:36 PM PDT by cake_crumb (President Reagan on ObieCare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs&feature=player_embedded#)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I know it isn’t Amazon, they are good to deal with and honest.

You might also want to ask the Mods to change the title of this thread, as it reads now as if it's Amazon pulling a scam

19 posted on 04/09/2010 4:29:50 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Print the postal label to get your package.

Right up until that part, it sounded like a legitimate notice from Amazon, that could be evidence someone had hacked your Amazon account and bought something to be shipped to themselves with it. One of the main reasons online retailers and financial institutions routinely send out confirmation e-mails is so you'll be alerted if your account is being used by an unauthorized party. But when you get a message that sounds like that might the case, of course you should always go directly to the retailers site and contact them that way, not click on a link in the e-mail.

20 posted on 04/09/2010 4:30:01 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: cake_crumb

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


21 posted on 04/09/2010 4:30:42 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: sonofstrangelove; All

Report Spoofed E-mails to Amazon

As part of our ongoing commitment to stop spoofing, we’d like you to help us investigate spoofed e-mails. Please send us the original spoofed e-mail with the complete header information using our contact-us form:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/contact-us/report-phishing.html


22 posted on 04/09/2010 4:31:50 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: sonofstrangelove

Curious why they are only a 9.5?

They are perfect from as far as I can tell.


23 posted on 04/09/2010 4:32:33 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Thanks for posting that. I will file it for future reference


24 posted on 04/09/2010 4:32:50 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Well, I will give them a ten.


25 posted on 04/09/2010 4:33:29 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
"Print the postal label to get your package.

Correct me if I'm wrong but don't we here in America say "shipping label" ... postal label sounds so British .....

26 posted on 04/09/2010 4:34:02 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If someone calls me a racist I'll just tell them you're just saying that because I'm white ....)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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.


27 posted on 04/09/2010 4:34:11 PM PDT by posterchild (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable rights.)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

I checked my bank account, it’s OK.


28 posted on 04/09/2010 4:34:13 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: ParityErr

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!!!


29 posted on 04/09/2010 4:38:54 PM PDT by techrules2002
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To: sonofstrangelove

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.


30 posted on 04/09/2010 4:39:08 PM PDT by HD1200
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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...


31 posted on 04/09/2010 4:47:57 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Mr_Moonlight; Admin Moderator
"You might also want to ask the Mods to change the title of this thread, as it reads now as if it's Amazon pulling a scam"

Yes it does.

32 posted on 04/09/2010 4:53:16 PM PDT by cake_crumb (President Reagan on ObieCare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs&feature=player_embedded#)
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To: latina4dubya

Amazon never, EVER, under ANY circumstances, sends out such messages.


33 posted on 04/09/2010 4:54:13 PM PDT by cake_crumb (President Reagan on ObieCare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs&feature=player_embedded#)
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To: HD1200

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.


34 posted on 04/09/2010 4:54:20 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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.


35 posted on 04/09/2010 4:55:28 PM PDT by 04-Bravo
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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.


36 posted on 04/09/2010 7:21:00 PM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I got on too a few weeks ago. I didn’t open it, I just deleted it.


37 posted on 04/09/2010 7:50:30 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: OrangeHoof

I watch my bank account daily. I don’t use credit cards so I can limit how much can be stolen.


38 posted on 04/09/2010 7:55:13 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: HD1200

Tell him to get Carbonite!


39 posted on 04/09/2010 8:12:33 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."-Dr.Wernher Von Braun)
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To: SkyDancer
postal label sounds so British .....

Good eye...British or more likely former British territories (?), think Hong Kong and India.

40 posted on 04/09/2010 9:01:21 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Amazon was not the scammer. You title leads one to believe Amazon is at fault.


41 posted on 04/09/2010 9:02:37 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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