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Do you know anything about this scam?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lindenlea, May 18, 2012.

  1. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    I've had two e-mails supposedly from Amazon that say they are cancelling orders that I didn't actually place. I'm guessing that if I replied they would be asking for financial details somewhere down the line. Is this a common scam - I haven't come across it before?
     
  2. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    I've had two e-mails supposedly from Amazon that say they are cancelling orders that I didn't actually place. I'm guessing that if I replied they would be asking for financial details somewhere down the line. Is this a common scam - I haven't come across it before?
     
  3. angiebabe

    angiebabe Occasional commenter

    I've had several of these and I wrote to Amazon via email. Their reply was to never open any attachments to these type of emails or visit a site they are linking you too. I did 'reply' to the originally emails but I didn't include any of my details, so I'm pretty sure I'm ok.

     
  4. MarilynDan

    MarilynDan New commenter

    I get lots of such emails. They go straight to spam and then I delete them.
    When I look at what's in my spam folder (apart from the usual) it's amazing how many bank accounts I've supposedly got trouble with/are being suspended, how many cancelled orders/missed deliveries and, just how many things I've uploaded to YouTube.......... etc.
     
  5. A few years ago, I had an e-mail, purportedly from Amazon, about an 'delayed order'. By co-incidence, i was was waiting for something to be delivered from Amazon, so i openned it. Within it was a link, which, when I clicked on it, just lead to an empty screen. I thought no more of this until people start telling me that they were receiving e-mails from me, trying to sell them things. The oddest thing was that I noticed that a small square had appeared at the top right-hand corner of my screen, which would not go away. Fortunately, I took my hard drive into the It people at school, and they were able to sort it out.
     
  6. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

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