Monday, May 7, 2012

Thank You for Visiting Amazon

I received the Email below from Amazon informing me that I had cancelled an order. No, I didn't. I didn't even place the order that the Email purports that I cancelled. I notified Amazon pronto about this discrepency inquiring if they might find the alias who did place the order under fictitious identity. Or did the Email itself originate from Nigeria? That kinda thing. To begin with, Amazon does not begin a purchase notification with a "Dear Customer" salutation. They address the customer by his or her name. Secondly, the Email's time stamp showed it was sent on the 6th. An Email sent on the 6th notifying me that I cancelled an order on the 7th is genius. There's a thin line between genius and the other extreme. Out of caution I did not click the link (underlined text, below). You can click on the underlined link yourself but I've disabled it .... it's just colored text with underline. I also examined the Email's 'details', and it shows that the Email, if replied to, the Return-Path is, "chanfbpwbokvpt (at) flashmail (dot) com," nought Amazon. Doesn't the lowly moron have better things to do? For some reason, I don't think the aforementioned link conceals a malicious virus. Instead, the link probably shanghai's you to a webpage for more traffic. Then there are clubs that people like these belong to where they compete for points for bragging rights or whatever. The person who accumulates the most points at the end of the month gets to be supreme leader. Prestige? Yea, prestige.

Dear Customer,

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

You just canceled order 129-925-731 placed on May 7, 2012.



"Disingenuous" (2008), Second Edition
By: Lorraine Morgan

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Cloudia said...

smart look at a fishing type scam, Ron.

Yes, I've got my eye on the ala Wai sea serpent!

Aloha from up da block
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RONW said...

cloudia- Amazon's right on top of those fishers. They emailed me right back informing me that they didn't send the email and are looking into it so other customers don't get scammed.

Kay said...

We just got hit by one of those types of viruses the other day that went to my address book. Arrrghhh! Good thing you got right on this.

RONW said...

Kay- it makes you feel unsafe to shop online. Perhaps it was a carbon copy email, they just guessing that I buy things from Amazon.