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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 19:56
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Amazon phishing latest attempt - attn PRIME customers

Received tonight ... plus attached document with which to update credit card details. I do not have Amazon Prime and avoid getting 'enrolled' during promotional campaigns. Please warn others

------- Original Message --------

From: Amazon Prime <[email protected] 0010.com>
To: [email protected]-
Subject: Dear customer, Your Amazon Prime Membership is set to renew on June 3, 2020. However, we've noticed that the card associated with your Prime membership is no longer valid. To update the default card or choose a new one for your membership, Please find the document attached and follow the on-screen instructions. To prevent interruption of your benefits, we will try charging other active cards associated with your Amazon account if we can't charge your default card. If we can't process the charge for your membership fee, your Amazon Prime benefits will be suspended. Sincerely, The Amazon Prime Team Date: 03/06/2020 20:11





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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 20:09
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I have only had the phone calls so that's a new one on me. Today I had a call telling me HMRC were investigating a fraud. Since I only get about 1call a month on my mobile, all calls are suspicious to me!
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 21:06
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I had an email this morning from "Amaozn.co uk" asking me to update my billing information.
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 21:17
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Easy enough to just go to Amazon web site, log in to your account, and check or change your payment methods. I got a similar message some time ago when in fact my card was expired.
Another reason why I have a card that I only use for internet/web purchases.
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 22:11
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Suspect any communication that doesn't address you by name, anything that begins "Dear Customer" or "to ************" (insert email address here)"
gets binned, after sending the mail and header to the appropriate company.
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Old 3rd Jun 2020, 23:57
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Easiest way to tell if it is spam or not is to look at the return e-mail address by hitting "reply" and see where it is going. Often spammers will disguise the name but cannot hide the "To" address.

Secondly, log into your account and check it.....
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Old 4th Jun 2020, 06:30
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I got several of those a few weeks ago. The first ones I deleted, but on about the third or fourth I decided to have a little fun.
I opened in on my IPhone (just in case there was some malware somewhere along the line), opened the link, and then filled in the blanks with every insult and swear word I could come up with.
Maybe coincidence, but I haven't gotten another one since...
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Old 4th Jun 2020, 07:09
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I used to fill them in with correct-looking but completely fictitious account numbers etc. I like the idea of the [email protected] having to waste their time trying to get money out of a non-existant account.
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Old 4th Jun 2020, 10:33
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
I got several of those a few weeks ago. The first ones I deleted, but on about the third or fourth I decided to have a little fun.
I opened in on my IPhone (just in case there was some malware somewhere along the line), opened the link, and then filled in the blanks with every insult and swear word I could come up with.
Maybe coincidence, but I haven't gotten another one since...
IPhones are susceptible to malware too, so please be careful.

Most people do not realise that you should have anti-virus protection on their mobiles as well as their PCs.

There are plenty of free ones on the App stores.
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Old 4th Jun 2020, 10:34
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TBH, anyone who thinks that the email in the OP might conceivably be genuine needs to revisit Earth from whatever planet they are on.

Apart from the unimaginative, typical scammer's language and demands, the sender's email must surely give it away. (As does the recipient name, showing that you're looking at a Bcc sent to zillions after your favourite on-line retailer has sold them your email address, or allowed them to steal it.)

[email protected] 0010.com

Does that look even remotely like a genuine email from Amazon?
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Old 4th Jun 2020, 12:39
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Today I had a call telling me HMRC were investigating a fraud.
I had that one a while back. I realised immediately what was going on and pointed out that HMRC don't have my mobile phone number and would write to me in any case. I asked the scammer to write to me - surprise, surprise, she hung up.
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Old 4th Jun 2020, 12:47
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Not a lot of logic in what they do Shy.

I had a few from "BT" (not!) talking about t'internet.

"Can you send me an email?"

"What is your e-mail address?"

"If you were really BT, you'd know it!"
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Old 4th Jun 2020, 13:23
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Old not bold .... I posted the address of the sender after I had hovered my mouse over it ... It did not appear on the screen. What I saw was the Amazon logo and text below it which appears on the bottom of the message I posted here. I was unable to manipulate the contents of my post as I would wish, so the person receiving the mail only sees the Amazon template and message. Of course I'd never reply to this ......... but there are many who just might .... and so it's important to warn friends and family. The bit about charging other cards is the cheeky bit and of course, NEVER NEVER EVER open the attached document.

Of course most of us would see the scam straightaway, but the people running it are hoping that just one or two out of their whole distribution list might not, and thus they'll be quids in for nothing.

CAVEAT EMPTOR!
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Old 4th Jun 2020, 16:27
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Got a regular spam TV licensing email today telling me my DD has been rejected by my bank - just click the link and update my bank details.....
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Old 4th Jun 2020, 16:34
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Got an email last year,telling me my TV License had run out, I have lived in The Netherlands for the last 14 years.
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Old 5th Jun 2020, 10:22
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Aahhh, but you need one in The Netherlands as well! I'll just send you a link where you can enter your details....
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Old 5th Jun 2020, 12:27
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Don't be too harsh on people who fall for these. A lot of them are vulnerable, or don't understand the internet and its perils very well. Like anyone's elderly relatives.
The emails/calls/texts can be quite convincing when the scammers put more effort in, and they rely on intimidation.
The scammers are vile excuses for human beings and are squarely and entirely to blame.
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Old 9th Jun 2020, 18:09
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And they're greedy too wanting another bite at the cherry with the wording slightly changed to make it more critical that I reply!! Fat chance. Amazon phishing department notified.
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Old 10th Jun 2020, 07:51
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Got caught with the Amazon hack. On the 5th got an email from what I thought was Amazon telling me about the delivery of a book I'd ordered, on opening the email it immediately looked suss, so deleted. From then on computer was continuously uploading whatever to whoever and slowed cursor operation, in as much you had to click options numerous times before the desired action took place. Following day (6th) received another email from supposed Amazon, rather than open I looked at its properties and found it contained a lengthy computer program. Immediate delete. Trouble is/was the details contained in both emails about the delivery details (time) were spot on, so would seem they were still reading Amazon data at the time. Computer currently in the shop for a clean.
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Old 10th Jun 2020, 10:21
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Just received a phone call, supposedly from Amazon. The robotic lady told me that they were going to deduct 79.99 from my bank account, but if I wanted to discuss this with a manager, I should press "1" on the phone.
if I had done so, I guess I would have been connected to a VERY expensive number.
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