Friday, May 11, 2012

Phishing Emails Disguised As Amazon Emails

Hi Everyone! Just a quick note to let readers know there's a new phishing email scam going around (why can't these people use their powers for good instead of evil?). The email disguises itself as an Amazon order update. Recipients are asked to click on a link, whereupon they are required to submit a password and other sensitive information. Most people know all about phishing, but others do not and this can lead to compromised accounts. Here's a copy of the email:

Dear Customer,

Your order has been successfully canceled. For your reference, here's a summary of your order:

You just canceled order
12-667-48474 placed on May 11, 2012.



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I have reported this to Amazon, however, I continue to receive the emails. This makes me wonder how seriously Amazon takes these phishing scams. But, be aware that you can forward any phishing emails to the government, as they do take this seriously and are working hard to put these crooks out of business. You can forward your phishing emails here: or visit the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team.

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