‘Your Amazon Order Receipt’ Is An Email Filled With Deceit
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If you’re like a lot of people, you’re probably just waking up, enjoying your first cup of freshly brewed coffee and maybe even checking your Email. If so, don’t let your sleep filled eyes be the reason for clicking on links provided in a hoax Email that purports to be sent from Amazon.The message uses the subject line ‘Your Amazon Order Receipt’ and ‘thanks’ you for your recent Order.
The full text of the message reads:
Thanks for your order, email@example.com!
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E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ap #878-4698 Class Ave
Order Grand Total: $ 96.99
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Order #: U31-1232887-7854397
Subtotal of items: $ 96.99
Total before tax: $ 96.99
Tax Collected: $0.00
Grand Total: $ 90.00
Gift Certificates: $ 6.99
Total for this Order: $ 96.99
The following item is auto-delivered to your Kindle or other device. You can view more information about this order by clicking on the title on the Manage Your Kindle page at Amazon.com.
The Promise: A Novel [Kindle Edition] $ 96.99
Sold By: Random House Digital, Inc.
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Please note: This e-mail was sent from a notification-only address that cannot accept incoming e-mail. Please do not reply to this message.
Thanks again for shopping with us.
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This Email message contains 10 fake links that are designed to fool recipients into clicking on them. If you make the mistake of doing this, you’re likely to have most of your weekend wrecked by having to remove viruses or other malware from your computer system, so be sure to delete this message immediately to avoid any complications that could arise from it.
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