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Another scam to watch out for
« on: July 01, 2010, 10:47:03 AM »

In my email this morning:

Dear Amazon Account Holder,

Please take the time to read this message - it contains important
information about your account.
At Amazon, we routinely perform reviews of orders and customer
accounts to protect our customers.

Due to regular account update/verification, you are required to
update/verify your account. This process will take you 5 minutes to
complete and involves logging in and confirming your account with Amazon.

You will need to complete the attached application form. Download the
attached form with this email and complete the form.


If you received this notice and you are not the authorized account holder,
please be aware that it is in violation of Amazon policy to represent
oneself as another Amazon user. Such action may also be in violation of
local, national, and/or international law. Amazon is committed to assist
law enforcement with any inquires related to attempts to misappropriate
personal information with the intent to commit fraud or theft. Information
will be provided at the request of law enforcement agencies to ensure that
perpetrators are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Thanks for your patience and understanding as we work together to protect
your account.

Amazon Account Review Department
Amazon Company

It was followed by a link to a site where you are asked to fill in your Amazon details including your credit card number. Needless to say, this isn't genuine. If you get this email, don't respond to it.


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Re: Another scam to watch out for
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 10:49:24 AM »

Thank you for that Roseway. I always delete such emails.
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Re: Another scam to watch out for
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010, 12:58:30 PM »

Thank you for the warning Eric  :)


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Re: Another scam to watch out for
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010, 01:32:23 PM »


Thank you for the warning. I haven't had this one yet, I do get most of them though. Barclays bank, HSBC type ones, both of which I don't even bank with..  :lol:

I would add to this warning that just by hovering your mouse over the links will usually tell you if it is a scam, ie. the hyperlink will say "Barclays bank secure login" but when you hover over it it will be Or somesuch  :)



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Re: Another scam to watch out for
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2010, 05:05:20 PM »

Thanks for the alert, roseway.  :)


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Re: Another scam to watch out for
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2010, 08:40:23 PM »

If you do your banking online, you must use Trusteer Rapport (  It hardens and protects the web browser (IE, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari but not Opera).  Read about it.  It's free.
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