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Amazon Phishing Email
« on: May 29, 2007, 03:27:56 PM »
Just got my first  amazon phishing email.    I'm sure they've been around for awhile, but I never received one before. 

Just thought I'd pass the word that theyre out there and that a fresh batch has apparently been sent out to folks.   

This one says  (link inside email removed)

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Received: from finchhuntingdon.com ([12.161.217.170]) by xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ; Tue, 29 May 2007 12:49:11 -0500
Received: {(helo=User)
   }}by finchhuntingdon.com with asmtp (Exim 3.35 #1)
   id 1Ht6ON-00016S-00; Tue, 29 May 2007 14:25:59 -0400
From: "Amazon. Security- Center."<'admin-info.security.notice'@amazon.com>
Subject: Consumer Fraud Awareness !
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 13:45:34 -0400
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/html;
   charset="Windows-1251"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Priority: 1
X-MSMail-Priority: High
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2600.0000
Message-Id: <E1Ht6ON-00016S-00@finchhuntingdon.com>
Bcc:
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Return-Path: <'admin-info.security.notice'@amazon.com>
X-DPOP: Version number supressed
X-UIDL: 1180466210.648
Status: U

Dear Customer,

-Due to recent account takeovers and unauthorized listings, Amazon.com is requesting a new account verification procedure. From time to time, randomly selected accounts (seller and/or buyer)are placed under an advanced updating process based on merchant accounts/bank relationsand on-file credit cards. Amazon.com may also request in an email message scanned/faxed copies of one or more photo ID's. Your account confirmation may go wrong if your credit card/bank account has expired, or if you have changed/replaced your credit card without letting us know about the change.

-Your account is not suspended, but if in 36 hours after you receive this message your account is not confirmed we reserve the right to terminate your Amazon subscription.

-If you received this notice and you are not an authorized Amazon account holder, please be aware that it is in violation of Amazon policy to represent oneself as an Amazon user. Such action may also be in violation of local, national, and/or international law.

To confirm your identity with us please click here

-We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you and we would like to thank you for your cooperation as we review this matter.

Respectfully,
Amazon.com, Inc.

Copyright 2007 Amazon.com, Inc. All rights reserved.
Amazon sent this e-mail to you because your Notification Preferences indicate that you want to receive information about Special Events & Promotions.Amazon will request personal data (password, credit card/bank numbers) only on our home site, wich is securely incrypted with SLL.


So, what is SLL incryption?   
« Last Edit: November 03, 2007, 08:35:43 AM by WayOutWest »



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Re: Amazon Phishing Email
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2007, 04:06:24 PM »
I got one the other day on my buyer account and I've had that for years and years - never seen one from Amazon before!


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Re: Amazon Phishing Email
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2007, 05:49:32 PM »
You still haven't.  Spoofs are never from who they say they're from.
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Re: Amazon Phishing Email
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2007, 06:06:29 PM »
did some backtracking on the site and it's hosted in the uk.  Forwarded the spoof to them with a note about it being hosted on their system.

Had to track it back up a couple of layers, the site it's hosted by is a scam site, so had to go up another layer. 

Now that they've been notified, hopefully they'll take it down.   Course, the scammers will just move, but at least it will slow them down for a little bit.

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Re: Amazon Phishing Email
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2007, 09:13:07 PM »

Now that they've been notified, hopefully they'll take it down.   Course, the scammers will just move, but at least it will slow them down for a little bit.
You went the extra mile that Steve and that will save others that might fall prey.

Dayum scammers.

  

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