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By Boss DJ, 02-Jan-2014 20:07 PST Permalink Report abuse

I just recieved an email claiming that I had been 1 of 100 selected to recieve a $1000 coupon from Amazon. It didn't get picked up by my spam filter because some how they got it to read like it was from Amazon.com, but it had an address that ended in ".cz". Czech Republic I think? Normally when I goggle these types of things they pop up as on a forum as a scam, but I didn't see anything come up. The address was couponwin@www10.pipni.cz. Here is the text of the email:


Happy New Year Offer!
Coupon Number: 56/100
Dear customer,
This is a random selection from Amazon, we selected more than one million customers in first step then we choosed just one hundred other customers also randomly to be winner of a Coupon Codes for $1,000.

In order to download your Coupon Codes , you have to complete a short survey.
If you don't know how to complete it, read this instructions:

1) Click complete survey in the link below and you will see a list of the surveys.
2) Choose one of the surveys from the list and click on it.
3) Enter required information and submit it.
4) Wait couple of seconds and your download will start.

NOTE: You have to enter your real information to confirm you are not a robot, if you use fake information your download won't unlock and you lose your coupon code .


Complete the survey



Amazon, support team.
http://www.amazon.com

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By reg, 02-Jan-2014 20:09 PST Permalink Report abuse

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02-Jan-2014 20:07 PST

I just recieved an email claiming that I had been 1 of 100 selected to recieve a $1000 coupon from Amazon. It didn't get picked up by my spam filter because some how they got it to read like it was from Amazon.com, but it had an address that ended in ".cz". Czech Republic I think? Normally when I goggle these types of things they pop up as on a forum as a scam, but I didn't see anything come up. The address was couponwin@www10.pipni.cz. Here is the text of the email:


Happy New Year Offer!
Coupon Number: 56/100
Dear customer,
This is a random selection from Amazon, we selected more than one million customers in first step then we choosed just one hundred other customers also randomly to be winner of a Coupon Codes for $1,000.

In order to download your Coupon Codes , you have to complete a short survey.
If you don't know how to complete it, read this instructions:

1) Click complete survey in the link below and you will see a list of the surveys.
2) Choose one of the surveys from the list and click on it.
3) Enter required information and submit it.
4) Wait couple of seconds and your download will start.

NOTE: You have to enter your real information to confirm you are not a robot, if you use fake information your download won't unlock and you lose your coupon code .


Complete the survey



Amazon, support team.
http://www.amazon.com

These scams happen all the time. If you scroll down a bit, you will even see the first FAQ is about this very thing.

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By T. Mundy, 04-Jan-2014 07:35 PST Permalink Report abuse

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02-Jan-2014 20:09 PST

These scams happen all the time. If you scroll down a bit, you will even see the first FAQ is about this very thing.

I just got the same exact email stating I was winner 56/100! It's a scam! Do not respond to that email!

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By ELEANOR MILLER, 04-Jan-2014 08:24 PST Permalink Report abuse

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04-Jan-2014 07:35 PST

I just got the same exact email stating I was winner 56/100! It's a scam! Do not respond to that email!

also got #56/100

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By lisa, 05-Jan-2014 10:31 PST Permalink Report abuse

If you really read it, it uses the word choosed instead of chose. Not that I needed that to tell me it was a scam, but at least get your spelling right scammers. Oh, and the Amazon header is weird looking.

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By Diana, 05-Jan-2014 11:47 PST Permalink Report abuse

In reply to Boss DJ

02-Jan-2014 20:07 PST

I just recieved an email claiming that I had been 1 of 100 selected to recieve a $1000 coupon from Amazon. It didn't get picked up by my spam filter because some how they got it to read like it was from Amazon.com, but it had an address that ended in ".cz". Czech Republic I think? Normally when I goggle these types of things they pop up as on a forum as a scam, but I didn't see anything come up. The address was couponwin@www10.pipni.cz. Here is the text of the email:


Happy New Year Offer!
Coupon Number: 56/100
Dear customer,
This is a random selection from Amazon, we selected more than one million customers in first step then we choosed just one hundred other customers also randomly to be winner of a Coupon Codes for $1,000.

In order to download your Coupon Codes , you have to complete a short survey.
If you don't know how to complete it, read this instructions:

1) Click complete survey in the link below and you will see a list of the surveys.
2) Choose one of the surveys from the list and click on it.
3) Enter required information and submit it.
4) Wait couple of seconds and your download will start.

NOTE: You have to enter your real information to confirm you are not a robot, if you use fake information your download won't unlock and you lose your coupon code .


Complete the survey



Amazon, support team.
http://www.amazon.com

I have the exact email. #56 of100 as well. Don't do it.

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By Jeffrey Lewis, 05-Jan-2014 14:42 PST Permalink Report abuse

I just received the same email but from the address of amazon@coupon.linvh1.fasthosts.co.uk.

Everything looked legit; sender, subject, even the amazon.com link at the bottom linked to the amazon website. The only thing is the return email address is the one stated above and the miss-used "choosed" and the amazon letterhead picture is stretched.

I'm not going to fill it out. It's a scam in my opinion.

I guess we're all lucky number 56/100! Whoo hoo!!

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By Kim Harris, 05-Jan-2014 16:53 PST Permalink Report abuse

In reply to lisa

05-Jan-2014 10:31 PST

If you really read it, it uses the word choosed instead of chose. Not that I needed that to tell me it was a scam, but at least get your spelling right scammers. Oh, and the Amazon header is weird looking.

I just got the exact same thing, same winner# and everything. And I was thinking the same thing - Amazon wouldn't make such a stupid grammar mistake. This is really cliche, but just like my mom always told me, "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is."

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By KINDLE FORUM AMATEUR, 05-Jan-2014 17:21 PST Permalink Report abuse

$1000 coupon to fill out a survey and you actually had to think about whether this was a scam? Really?

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By Avilla6193, 06-Jan-2014 08:19 PST Permalink Report abuse

Yep got this same e-mail. If it seems to good to be true it probably is.

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By william Berger, 07-Jan-2014 15:17 PST Permalink Report abuse

I just received the same thing, on Jan. 7, 2014. And I was also the 56/100th winner. Grammar errors are dead giveaways that the creator of this scam doesn't know English and is obviously from a foreign country. The amazon logo being stretched, as well as commas where they shouldn't be along with poor grammar should be red flags that this is an obvious scam. The first thing I did was google "Amazon $1,000 coupon scam" and it took me right here. Don't ya wish you could send a "worm" that follows the electronic trail back to its source and causes the creator's head to explode?

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By D. pavao, 08-Jan-2014 18:59 PST Permalink Report abuse

I am so glad that I found out my suspicion was correct. Good to know that cz at end of address is for czech republic. I did not even look at the address; it seemed fraudulent.

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By reg, 08-Jan-2014 19:19 PST Permalink Report abuse

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08-Jan-2014 18:59 PST

I am so glad that I found out my suspicion was correct. Good to know that cz at end of address is for czech republic. I did not even look at the address; it seemed fraudulent.

There are so many email scams out there. You have to be very careful. I got the same one 3 times today telling me some widow with cancer was going to will all her money to me. All I needed to do was contact her lawyer. Sure. Strangers do things like that all the time!

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By kat, 09-Jan-2014 05:51 PST Permalink Report abuse

The tipoff was poor grammar. .."choosed"

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By Victoria S., 13-Jan-2014 16:01 PST Permalink Report abuse

Just received the same scam email which clearly shows poor looks also. Amazon emails look far different even the text and their logo looks much better than these people who think they can just scam anybody.

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By Patricia A. Polmanteer, 13-Jan-2014 16:13 PST Permalink Report abuse

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02-Jan-2014 20:09 PST

These scams happen all the time. If you scroll down a bit, you will even see the first FAQ is about this very thing.

you can tell it's a new year for sure.. it is amazing how many of us got the number 56 lol I feel sorry if anyone out there takes a bite of this sour apple for sure. I passed mine along to AOL as spam. I check these things that are toooo good to be true out FIRST also. I hope everyone has a great and safe New Year

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By R. CLARK, 13-Jan-2014 19:48 PST Permalink Report abuse

Me to, felt good for a minute or so.

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By Robert C. Mckinley, 15-Jan-2014 22:08 PST Permalink Report abuse

Another member of the "56/100 club" here ......

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By PMB, 16-Jan-2014 00:29 PST Permalink Report abuse

"Read this instructions" was a bit of a tip.
I am really curious what the questions were that we supposed to enter our real information to confirm we are not robots. Not knowing is killing me.
Does anyone see the final "Complete the survey" as meant to be invisible/subliminal or a threat?
I am probably thinking about it too much.

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By Jane Doe, 16-Jan-2014 16:28 PST Permalink Report abuse

I too am winner 56/100

Will the real 56/100 please stand up..

LOL

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By Jennifer Thompson, 17-Jan-2014 17:07 PST Permalink Report abuse

So far I have ignored $5000.00 worth of coupons from Amazon!

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By Frank E. Leenknecht, 19-Jan-2014 16:23 PST Permalink Report abuse

Thanks for posting the info about this Scam , Frank The Elk

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By Frank E. Leenknecht, 19-Jan-2014 16:24 PST Permalink Report abuse

Thanks for the info about this scam. Frank, The Elk

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By ADELE VAN HEERDEN, 20-Jan-2014 10:01 PST Permalink Report abuse

Also, the email domain is not Amazon. @hosts.co.uk

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By Queenie Leung, 22-Jan-2014 13:38 PST Permalink Report abuse

I also received one but from a different email did not fill it in as it was too suspicious.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Amazon.com <coupon@webserver.agencyequity.com>
Date: Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 1:07 PM
Subject: Congratulations! You Are The Winner of a Coupon For $1,000!







Happy New Year Offer!

Ticket Number: 56/100
Dear customer,

This is a random selection from Amazon.com on the occasion of this new year 2014, we selected more than one million customers in first step then we choosed just one hundred other customers also randomly to be winner of a coupon for $1,000.

In order to download your coupon ticket code winner , you have to complete a short survey.
If you don't know how to complete it, read this instructions:

1) Click complete survey in the link below and you will see a list of the surveys.
2) Choose one of the surveys from the list and click on it.
3) Enter required information and submit it.
4) Wait couple of seconds and your download will start.

NOTE: You have to enter your real information to confirm you are not a robot, if you use fake information your download won't unlock and you lose your coupon code .


Complete the survey



Amazon, support team.
http://www.amazon.com



Amazon Corporation. All rights reserved. All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries.


Amazon Email ID ST48598.

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