Amazon Phishing Scam - Unusual Activity In Your Account
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Date: 30 September 2007
From: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Account Review Team identified some unusual activity in your account.
Copyright 2007 Amazon.com, Inc. All rights reserved.
Amazon sent this e-mail to you because your Notification Preferences indicate that you want to receive information about Special Events & Promotions. Amazon will request personal data (password, credit card/bank numbers) only on our home site, wich is securely encrypted with SLL.
Full marks to the scammers for being so original. The spelling, grammar and formatting speaks for itself.
If you received this notice and you are not an authorized Amazon account holder, please be aware that it is in violation of Amazon policy to represent as an Amazon user. Such action may also be in violation of local, national, and/or international law.
Imagine getting sued for only receiving an e-mail that was not intended for you. Amazon knows too well that there are legal repercussions for them if they send e-mails to people who are not Amazon.com customers, so they will never send you an e-mail that was intended for Amazon.com customers only. According this scam e-mail you are transgressing some kind of law (heaven only knows which one. Local? National? International?) just by receiving it in your inbox, not even to speak of opening it. This is total rubbish, no one can hold you liable for a misdirected e-mail and not even if you opened it. Certain laws may apply when you use any privileged information contained in an e-mail that was not intended for you.
Amazon sent this e-mail to you because your Notification Preferences indicate that you want to receive information about Special Events & Promotions.
Unusual activity on your Amazon account, a special event? We think the scammers have a distorted perception of "Special Events". It is special events at Amazon.com you fools, not special events on the accounts of Amazon.com customers.