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Old 5th Jun 2021, 16:55
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Should be or fraud, of course. The number was 6 digits in bold.

I got this arrive today having uninsulated Malwarebytes to test for something. Coincidence? Not fraudulent? It's a puzzle.






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Old 5th Jun 2021, 17:15
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I had something similar recently. Contact customer services. They told me it wasn’t them and I was asked to fill in a scam report and send a copy of the e Mail. My email had the Z as a capital letter.
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Old 5th Jun 2021, 17:18
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Oh come on, LR ... do you really have to ask ?
For anyone who even hesitates in moving this sort of thing to the delete icon, I would recommend regular listening to the Beeb's lunchtime "You and yours" programmes for repeated tales of woe from those who have acted on unexpected emails.
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Old 5th Jun 2021, 22:28
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To be fair, some of these scammers are now surprisingly sophisticated and well presented. Whilst I agree that some attempts are obviously fraudulent because you have not instigated the mail or whatever, a number of the organisations with which I have a relationship have recently taken to using two-factor authentication, some without notifying me in advance, unless I moved their notification mail to the junk folder, of course......
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Old 5th Jun 2021, 22:53
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Mmm, yes it is a bit indicative of what I've become. It's some years since I could listen to the radio, and in the last few weeks most of what I hear is a grotesque concoction of unrecognisable noises.

Firefox decided to greet me with a box asking me for how I'd like my screen. I explained, between expletives, that I'd like it as it has been for the last decade. It didn't hear me.

Ah, well.
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Old 6th Jun 2021, 04:08
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I shall attempt to expand on the 'useful' advice from CJ and offer the following:

https://sellercentral.amazon.co.uk/g...language=en_GB

The senders address on the email you have attached seems genuine enough and they are not asking you to follow any links. There might be a reason you have received it (if it is from Amazon) but if it is important they will contact you again, I'm sure.

Whilst we should always be suspicious of any email or text we weren't expecting and never follow any links or enter any bank details sometimes genuine companies will contact you out of the blue. The senders address is the first place to check to see if something is genuine.

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Old 6th Jun 2021, 05:04
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Amazon keep sending me a link on SMS which they say I must tap to re-set my password; how do I tell them I don't have a smartphone and thus cannot do that?
There's no e-mail address to do so
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Old 6th Jun 2021, 08:05
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Amazon keep sending me a link on SMS which they say I must tap to re-set my password; how do I tell them I don't have a smartphone and thus cannot do that?
There's no e-mail address to do so
Plenty of companies doing that now, and often no email or helpline phone number either. The muppets don't seem to realise that some of us live where there is no mobile signal and don't like a tiny screen either. One company I wanted to buy a piece of software from blithely told me, when I said I wanted a Windows or Linux version - "We only do the Android and IOS apps because everybody has got a smartphone". Even my (75 year old) bezzer, who didn't buy any mobile phone until a couple of years ago, and then never used it anyway, told me last night he wanted to get a smartphone as he soon wouldn't be able to manage his finances as everything was goung on to "apps".

Sorry about the thread drift, but I've about had it up to here with stupid [email protected]
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Old 6th Jun 2021, 08:19
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The senders address on the email you have attached seems genuine enough
Spoofing a "from" address is very easy.
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Old 6th Jun 2021, 08:27
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I should add that none of what I said above would prompt to me to reply to that message if I had received it unexpectedly. A OTP should only be received if you have prompted it through your own actions and the reasons should be obvious.

Some of the recent scam attempts are getting pretty imaginative and convincing. Despite what you say about spoofing of 'from' addresses being easy, every single one of them I have received had an obvious bogus 'from' address though. Let's hope they don't work out the secret.

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Old 6th Jun 2021, 08:29
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Been buying from Amazon on my iPad for years. Went to log-on this morning and they sent a verification SMS to my phone which I had to confirm before I could access my account. I can see how that will cause some people problems.
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Old 6th Jun 2021, 08:37
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Had an email from Amazon a month ago saying a payment of 12.98 had not been accepted. Links supplied. It had the look of a genuine email but I deleted it nevertheless. Same email came a day or two later. Deleted. This went on for two more emails before I decided to check my Amazon account. Turned out to be genuine. A book ordered by Mrs PJ, months before, had just been published and the order was to be processed. In the meantime the bank card used had expired. Renewed card details given and all went through.
I suppose moral is to check very carefully every time.
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Old 6th Jun 2021, 08:45
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On the other hand I had an email purporting to be from EE saying my latest phone payment had failed and asking me to update my details.

I deleted the email and went to my account via their own website. - everything was fine.

The moral is never ever ever follow any links in a message purporting to be concerning any account you have. Always delete and then go to the primary log-in page if your provider and check.
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Old 6th Jun 2021, 08:46
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Firefox decided to greet me with a box asking me for how I'd like my screen. I explained, between expletives, that I'd like it as it has been for the last decade. It didn't hear me.
They just changed mine without asking via 'updates' earlier this week. I hate the new icons ... lots of fluo and no contrast between anything and the general screen colour. YUK. Wish they wouldn't fix what's not broken.
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Old 6th Jun 2021, 10:01
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The experiences described on here by many posters are indicative of the big corporations not doing enough to distinguish themselves from your regular run-of-the-mill scammer. These corporations have at their tax deductible disposal the means to engage wth their customers in a very secure, safe and trusted manner but instead chose to use the most cheapest option.

If you are mostly sure the solicited e-mail is legitimate but still have an inking of doubt then lodge a complaint about the lack of trust through official channels. Do not reply to these e-mails, ever.



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Old 6th Jun 2021, 10:47
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Amazon or Fraud?

There's a difference?
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Old 6th Jun 2021, 11:00
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Tea on keyboard problem with that, Old,.
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Old 6th Jun 2021, 11:41
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BV's technically savvy approach to these matters is possibly valid but for simpletons like me, the K I S S principle is king ! Occasionally works well with the ladies, too (or so I believe - or seem to remember )
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Old 6th Jun 2021, 11:44
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Originally Posted by Alsacienne View Post
They just changed mine without asking via 'updates' earlier this week. I hate the new icons ... lots of fluo and no contrast between anything and the general screen colour. YUK. Wish they wouldn't fix what's not broken.
Slightly OT, but I found my PC has been running a lot better since I ditched Firefox a couple of months ago.
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Old 6th Jun 2021, 11:48
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There are programs like Mailwasher that allows you to check an email before you open it in you favourite email application.
You can then bounce it and blacklist the sender if the email is non-genuine.
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