Update Your Amazon Account Phishing Scam
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From: "Amazon.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Update Your Account
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 17:15:48 +0200
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1. This one has a 36-hour deadline, instead of 24 hours.
2. The previous example started with the bulleted list followed by the paragraph : "Due to recent account takeovers and unauthorized listings...". Perhaps the scammers of the September 2007 example, got distracted while cutting and pasting.
3. The anchor text of the phishing link is a bit shorter in this e-mail.
4. The copyright statement and the short notification at the bottom of the e-mail is omitted from this example.
Perhaps they meant email@example.com. There is a huge difference between relaying and replying.
Send a faxed copy of your photo ID via e-mail? So they expect you to fax yourself a copy of your photo ID, scan the faxed copy to file and then e-mail it to them? Why can't you just scan the photo ID and e-mail it to them? (we know this is not what the scammers meant, but the sentence may easily be interpreted that way). The scammers only mention "one or more photo ID's" so we assume photos of your dog will also do.
All the hilarious ambiguities found in this e-mail clearly shows that a bunch of amateurs compiled this e-mail. Be vigilant and don't fall victim to such a lame phishing attempt.
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