Amazon Phishing Scam - Your order information Z3566043
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Date: 16 August 2006
Subject: Your order information Z3566043
Thank you for shopping at our shop !
This e-mail is to inform you that your order has been shipped out.
The following information is for your reference (see details in the attachment):
* Order No.: Z3566043
* Order Date: 08/13/2006
SUBTOTAL : $1,769.99
SALESTAX : $0.00
SHIPPING : $16.81
TOTAL : $1,786.80
* Ship Via: FDX Overnight Delivery
[Ship Date :] 08/14/2006 [Tracking No:] 708745655472
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The e-mail address was not cleverly spoofed and we were able to track down the source of this e-mail very easily by following the traces left in the e-mail header. The zip file was infected with a Trojan Backdoor.Generic03.HOZ (as reported by AVG Anti-virus). There are a number of very obvious faults with this e-mail. In the first place, Amazon normally addresses you by name, secondly they specify the items you ordered, they provide a link to your account, they always provide the shipping address and they always have a standard link to Amazon.com. Amazon never sends e-mails with attachments, the order details are always embedded into the e-mail. All these things leave us with no doubt in our minds that this is a scam indeed.