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Offline Simon

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Amazon Emails - Beware!
« on: April 26, 2016, 12:05 »
This morning, I received two very authentic looking emails from "auto-shipping*@*amazon.co.uk" to two of my IDNet accounts.  I know these were not authentic as they came with attachments (which genuine Amazon emails don't), plus, I have a different (non-IDNet) email account for my Amazon purchases.

I have received similar emails to my IDNet accounts before, mostly with attachments purporting to be invoices of some description, but they have not previously appeared to come from senders I have dealings with.  The 'Amazon' emails, however, were the same sort of format.

So, just a warning - double check your Amazon emails before opening!
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Re: Amazon Emails - Beware!
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2016, 15:19 »
You have to be so careful these days.  I get lots of phishing attempts from people pretending to be Amazon. 
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Re: Amazon Emails - Beware!
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2016, 21:30 »
I had a text message telling me that a payment was due to come out of my Paypal account but if I wanted to stop it just follow the link and log in and I could do so.  ':|
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Re: Amazon Emails - Beware!
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2016, 21:31 »
You can see how less savvy people might fall for that.   :(
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Re: Amazon Emails - Beware!
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2016, 21:37 »
Who said I did not fall for it, just off to the soup kitchen now for my tea.  :blush:
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Re: Amazon Emails - Beware!
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2016, 23:07 »
 :laugh: 
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