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  1. #1
    Life is Supposed to be Fun! Rexanne's Avatar
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    New AMAZON phishing scam?
    Is nothing sacred??? Just got this email:


    Subj: Update And Verify Your Amazon Account
    Date: 9/12/2005 3:05:54 AM Pacific Daylight Time
    From: @amazon.com (removed email hot link which read: "acccount at amazon.com)
    Sent from the Internet (Details)




    ***Urgent Fraud Prevention Group Notice***





    You have received this email because we have strong reason to believe that your Amazon account had been recently compromised. In order to prevent any fraudulent activity from occurring we are required to open an investigation into this matter. To speed up this process, you are required to verify your Amazon account by following the link below.


    http:// - (removed link)
    (To complete the verification process you must fill in all the required fields)


    Please Note: If your account informations are not updated within the next 12 hours, then we will assume this account is fraudulent and will be suspended. We apologize for this inconvenience, but the purpose of this verification is to ensure that your Amazon account has not been fraudulently used and to combat fraud.


    We appreciate your support and understanding, as we work together to keep Amazon a safe place to trade.

    Thank you for your attention on this serious matter. We apologize for any delay in resolving this situation.


    Regards,


    Amazon.com
    Investigations Team




    Please do not reply to this e-mail as this is only a notification. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.
    Amazon.com treats your personal information with the utmost care, and our Privacy Policy is designed to protect you and your information.
    Copyright © 2005 Amazon.com All Rights Reserved.
    Peace,

    Rexanne

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    Ho! If this reach my email box it will be a pleasure to whois the real sender and tell this to their host!
    "Effective people are not problem-minded; they're opportunity minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems."

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    If your account informations are not updated within
    Poor spelling, word use, and punctuation are almost always a dead giveaway.

    Andy

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    And also the lack of personalization.
    Michael Coley
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    I too got one few weeks back. As I can tell from sight of it, as phishing, I didn't bother much and I SAVED it in Trash folder.

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    Crazy like a fox suzigeek's Avatar
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    I got one too. I did my customary fill it in with cus words cuz for some reason it makes me feel better. Childish on my part but satisfactory. Then I reported it.
    Suz~~GearGirl~~

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