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Receiving 2 Phishing scams pretending it's from Amazon. Watch Out.


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Posted on May 6, 2012 4:04:11 AM PDT
Chandler says:
I just got the phishing scam email.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 10:20:35 AM PDT
I just got it, too.

It's obviously fake, for anyone used to seeing emails from Amazon. The two links (the order link and the Amazon.com link at the footer) are actually redirects to http://santquinti.[DON'T CLICK THIS]com/automatically.html.

Future advice for suspicious emails: Check the message source to see where the email actually came from (and not just where it purports to come from). This one came from some dude in France (claude.praud@wanadoo.fr) and the fake links will send you to some site in Barcelona, where you will presumably become the proud owner of some malware.

Please forward all such emails to spoof@amazon.com.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 5:27:36 PM PDT
Wandrwoman - I don't see it at my blog. Normally people can put up comments if
I approve them.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2012 6:18:59 PM PDT
Twostory says:
Yup, I get two of these every day. I reported it to Amazon and they claim to be working on it.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 2:20:58 AM PDT
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Posted on May 16, 2012 2:58:55 AM PDT
Chandler says:
It's not a virus. It's an email wanting you to write back with personal info. In other words "fishing" for info such as your credit card or identity info.

So no virus catcher can catch these as it's merely an email.

Amazon has already pre-warned us when we signed up for our accounts saying if they email us it would contain certain things and they would not request us to reply to an email with personal information.

Phishing is common no matter where public emails are listed. If you list your email publicly anywhere it's best to use an acct that you don't use for anything else do if your bank writes you or your credit card co or whatever you know it's fake.

I don't use my Amazon email that is public even for my Amazon orders or sign in the only thing it's used for is for shoppers to contact me. Yet I get phishing attempts from it not uncommonly and have for some time. This isn't anything new.

In the world we are in, you just don't ever answer an email with your password, credit card number, or personal info no matter who it's from. Call the company back on their real number, not on one on an email.

Consumers are always warned about this...I guess some still get scammed though. Some still click on pop up ads that promise bigger tatas and plumper lips with an herbal supplement too. Sigh.

Posted on Dec 6, 2012 9:23:01 AM PST
Icydawg says:
this last week Phishing from amazon pretenders has quadrupled!!!!!!!!! daily and a pain for this time of year.. am now wondering if Amazon is safe to use this holiday season???!!!

Posted on Dec 6, 2012 9:52:26 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 6, 2012 10:01:15 AM PST
Terry says:
I just got a phishing email a couple of days ago that was sent to the email address I set up specifically to have on my reviewer profile page, so obviously that's where they got it. It says it's from Amazon Support, but if you look at the full header, it is from house.lunarmania.com. I have obviously reported it to Amazon but am posting the message here for the benefit of others who have email contact listed on their profile page. Stay safe out there.

Hi,

We have noticed that there are some problems with your account.

Please click on the link below to verify your account information.

https://www.amazon dot com/gp/pdp/profile/create?ie=UTF8&returnView=profile.

If you do not, we may take further action, including closing your account.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Edited to make the link non-clickable.

Posted on Dec 6, 2012 10:04:06 AM PST
Terry says:
I just checked and found another phishing email sent to that same email address. It had gotten caught in the spam filter. It's from a different "phisher" according to the header. So yes, it looks like the phishing emails are ramping up!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2012 10:33:51 AM PST
NLA says:
I have received them as well. Its that time of year, I guess.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2012 2:34:28 PM PST
Connie says:
I have gotten the same email and reported it to Amazon a few days ago.

More troubling is that about two weeks ago I got two email from Amazon apologizing for two high-end orders I supposedly did not receive, but did. "Amazon" promptly had two new orders on their way. The trouble is, the addresses were bogus, despite my name listed as the recipient. One was sent to Niagara Falls, NY and the other to a warehouse in Portland, OR. I live in southern Arizona and have no known friends or relatives in either state.

Both addresses mysteriously showed up in my address book, too. I quickly deleted them and changed my password.

I quickly called Amazon to report the fraud. In both incidents they were able to intercept the shipments and have them returned to the nearest Amazon warehouse.

Posted on Sep 23, 2013 5:58:50 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 23, 2013 5:59:49 AM PDT
Forgive me for reviving this vampire thread from Death Row, but I found it very interesting. I use Hushmail, a security-focused service based in Canada which offers features I didn't understand until I read this thread. For example, you can create discardable email addresses which camp on to your own; when one becomes compromised, you just change it.

It offers both free and paid accounts. The paid accounts have more features, of course. But I've never had a speck of spam. In fact, it separates out about six Amazon emails a month it identifies as possible phonies.
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