Just thought I would post a quick Warning regarding an email I received that appeared to be from Amazon on the surface. With all the shopping everyone is doing for the holidays I’m not surprised by such tactics from spammers and hackers. I received the following email this morning. (Note: I’ve disabled the links in the email so no one clicks on them)
Dwight Beasley firstname.lastname@example.org via shibleysmiles.com to acctng4show details 9:22 AM (1 hour ago)
Order # 087-5278901-3958654
Your estimated delivery date is:
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Track your package Thank you for shopping with us. We thought you’d like to know that we shipped this portion of your order separately to give you quicker service. You won’t be charged any extra shipping fees, and the remainder of your order will follow as soon as those items become available. If you need to return an item from this shipment or manage other orders, please visit Your Orders on Amazon.com.
SkyCaddie SG5 Golf GPS (Black) $199.95
Item Subtotal: $199.95
Shipping & Handling: $0.00
Total Before Tax: $199.95
Shipment Total: $199.95
Paid by Visa: $199.95
You have only been charged for the items sent in this shipment. Per our policy, you only pay for items when we ship them to you.
Returns are easy. Visit our .
If you need further assistance with your order, please visit Customer Service.
We hope to see you again soon!
At first glace I thought, oh crap someone is ordering on Amazon with my account. I immediately started getting a little worried. However before I clicked on anything or got too upset I investigated a little further.
- I first checked my Amazon account to make sure there was no order placed. DO NOT do this by clicking any of the links in the email. I only assume they are a virus or sending you somewhere you don’t want to go.
- It is very obvious at a closer look that the originating email is not from Amazon.
- The email address this was sent too was not my address, however it was sent through my blog extension @shibleysmiles.com so it was forwarded to my main account email.
I just wanted to share this with you so you do not fall victim to this type of SPAM!