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Your Order Of Acer Aspire S3-913-8874 Has Shipped - Email Hoax

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It appears that Dun & BradStreet isn’t the only company dealing with hoax Emails being sent out on their behalf today.

While checking my unfiltered Email address I found that Amazon has a shipment for me - or so it says.

The subject line of the message reads “Your Order Of Acer Aspire S3-913-8874 Has Shipped” 

While the Email appears legitimate enough - including pictures of the ‘ordered item’ you’ll probably notice everything about just looks wrong. The full text of the Email says:

Thank you for shopping with us. We thought you’d like to know that we shipped your item, and that this completes your order. Your order is on its way, and can no longer be changed. If you need to return an item from this shipment or manage other orders, please visit Your Orders on
Your estimated delivery date is:

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Track your package

Your order was sent to:
Carson Jones
2967 N Bell Rd
Annandale, SC 10232-4576
United States

Your package is being shipped by USPS and the tracking number is 0538469848139188912069. Depending on the ship speed you chose, it may take 24 hours for your tracking number to return any information.
Shipment Details
Order #189-5687910-6535264
Placed on Friday, July 5, 2013
Acer Aspire S3-913-8874 13.7 Ultraslim Laptop (White)
In Stock
Sold by Electronic Express, Inc.
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Item Subtotal: $1,016.79
Shipping & Handling: $0.00

Total Before Tax: $1,016.79
Estimated Tax: $0.00

Shipment Total: $1,016.79
Paid by Credit Card: $1,016.79

Returns are easy. Visit our Online Return Center.
If you need further assistance with your order, please visit Customer Service.

We hope to see you again soon.

In all, this Email contains 13 scammy links that aren’t associated with Amazon in any way.  If you get this message, be sure to delete it from your inbox immediately and don’t click on any of the links contained therein. Doing so can cause a nasty computer virus or could install malware on your computer system.

I ask that you please share this message with your family, friends and co-workers so they can avoid having computer problems on this lovely Monday!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you found this helpful.