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    • yvonne13
    • By yvonne13 28th Jan 17, 7:41 PM
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    I keep getting fake Amazon emails
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    • 28th Jan 17, 7:41 PM
    I keep getting fake Amazon emails 28th Jan 17 at 7:41 PM
    Hi I;m not sure how to go about this, but I keep getting fake emails from Amazon saying I've ordered items and they will be delivered to someone elses address.

    Not to be rude, but the shipping address always has an African looking name on it. I've not replied back on the email, but checked my account and it say's nothing have been ordered.

    Is this a well known scam going around? And how do I report it to Amazon?
    It's better to regret something I did do than to regret something that I didnít.
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    • twhitehousescat
    • By twhitehousescat 28th Jan 17, 7:43 PM
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    • 28th Jan 17, 7:43 PM
    and does the email have a link for you to log on at amazon?
    Time pretending I was asleep whilst under his desk , has given me insight to this sordid world
    • victor2
    • By victor2 28th Jan 17, 7:47 PM
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    • 28th Jan 17, 7:47 PM
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    • 28th Jan 17, 7:47 PM
    Yes there are a lot going around. Not worth reporting to Amazon. I'm sure they are aware, but there is nothing they can do about it.
    Don't reply to the emails, just delete them. I never click on links in Amazon emails, even if they refer to an order I know I placed. I only go to the amazon site through a link in my bookmarks.
    • yvonne13
    • By yvonne13 28th Jan 17, 7:54 PM
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    • 28th Jan 17, 7:54 PM
    and does the email have a link for you to log on at amazon?
    Originally posted by twhitehousescat
    The email says if I haven't ordered anything i should click on a link to get a refund.

    I haven't clicked on the link, but I do find the email odd as it does'nt call me by my name. I calls me by my email adress.
    It's better to regret something I did do than to regret something that I didnít.
    • smudger1964
    • By smudger1964 28th Jan 17, 7:56 PM
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    • 28th Jan 17, 7:56 PM
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    • 28th Jan 17, 7:56 PM
    Think we all get them and from paypal and any bank you care to mention..like the previous poster said just delete them and forget about it..
    dont even get me started on the phone calls I keep getting from whoever saying there is a problem with my internet but the best thing about those you can waste 20 minutes of their time saves them bothering a vulnerable person for at least 20 minutes anyway
    • London50
    • By London50 28th Jan 17, 8:00 PM
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    • 28th Jan 17, 8:00 PM
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    • 28th Jan 17, 8:00 PM
    The email says if I haven't ordered anything i should click on a link to get a refund.

    I haven't clicked on the link, but I do find the email odd as it does'nt call me by my name. I calls me by my email adress.
    Originally posted by yvonne13
    DO NOT click anything, it will ask for card/bank details then strip/clone {CC/bank} }. Amazon will NEVER ask for your detail to refund.

    IT IS ONE OF THE NEW SCAMS DOING THE AMAZON ROUNDS
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 28th Jan 17, 8:05 PM
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    • 28th Jan 17, 8:05 PM
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    • 28th Jan 17, 8:05 PM
    Just mark the email address as spam, you'll never be bothered again.
    • SouthUKMan
    • By SouthUKMan 28th Jan 17, 8:29 PM
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    • 28th Jan 17, 8:29 PM
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    • 28th Jan 17, 8:29 PM
    These are phishing emails. They are designed by scammers to appear like they come from Amazon, when of course they don't. The scammers copy the look of a genuine Amazon email. However as already mentioned above the email will contain a link that will allow unsuspecting / stupid / greedy people to enter their bank card details - under the premise that they will be offered a refund. These scam emails work on two levels. One, Amazon is the biggest online marketplace. So by faking an Amazon account they are maximising their 'hit success rate'. Two, people are naturally greedy and stupid. If they think there is some free money to be had, they will risk it. Usually the amount 'on offer' is big enough to make it seem real and worthwhile, but not too big so that it is unbelievable. Also worth mentioning it is best to not even open the email in the first place, as by doing so the scammer / sender can see the email has been read - proving your email account is active. In turn this can make you prone to further scam email.
    • davietich
    • By davietich 11th Nov 17, 8:20 PM
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    • 11th Nov 17, 8:20 PM
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    • 11th Nov 17, 8:20 PM
    I had an email from Amazon this morning at 11.17am confirming that I had changed my email address which I had not !! so went on to my Amazon account via browser to find it actually had been changed by one letter. I immediately changed it back and changed my password as well but when checking my order's I found that there was an order for some obscure item( which I for not make) for over 150 pounds made at exactly the same time as my email address changed.
    Have contacted Amazon and they have escalated it and cancelled order but I dont know how someone was able to access my account and changed my personal log in details as I am the only one that knows password. Amazon claim they have no breach at their end & claimed they did not send me the email!
    Anyone had anything similar happen or can shed some light on this?
    I have also removed my payment card from my Amazon account meantime.
    • tronator
    • By tronator 11th Nov 17, 8:40 PM
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    ...I dont know how someone was able to access my account and changed my personal log in details as I am the only one that knows password. ...
    Originally posted by davietich
    Easy to guess password containing dictionary word(s), same password used at another site, ...
    Last edited by tronator; 12-11-2017 at 3:35 PM.
    • A.Penny.Saved
    • By A.Penny.Saved 11th Nov 17, 10:23 PM
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    Use a strong password and not something which is memorable. Then use a free password manager to login.

    I do get some amazon emails but not to my amazon email address. They usually say that the item that I ordered cannot be delivered, click the link to get a refund or something like that.
    • davietich
    • By davietich 12th Nov 17, 4:45 PM
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    Thanks guys, have changed my password to a much stronger one!! It's getting very dodgy out there now on the web!! Again thanks for your replies.
    Davie
    • davietich
    • By davietich 12th Nov 17, 4:47 PM
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    What's a good free password manager??
    • J B
    • By J B 12th Nov 17, 5:28 PM
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    I had an email from Amazon this morning at 11.17am confirming that I had changed my email address which I had not !! so went on to my Amazon account via browser to find it actually had been changed by one letter. I immediately changed it back and changed my password as well but when checking my order's I found that there was an order for some obscure item( which I for not make) for over 150 pounds made at exactly the same time as my email address changed.
    Have contacted Amazon and they have escalated it and cancelled order but I dont know how someone was able to access my account and changed my personal log in details as I am the only one that knows password. Amazon claim they have no breach at their end & claimed they did not send me the email!
    Anyone had anything similar happen or can shed some light on this?
    I have also removed my payment card from my Amazon account meantime.
    Originally posted by davietich
    Very similar happened to me.
    DD2 gave me her kindle that she didn't use. I set it up with my details and then a few months later unbeknown to me, I had changed my email address!
    By the time I had realised this, I had allegedly changed it three more times and was now locked out of the kindle with no means of contacting Amazon only by phoning them!
    That was very tedious!
    Rather strangely, despite me having a CCard linked to the Kindle, the hacker hadn't purchased anything!

    I have now re-registered the kindle without a CCard
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 13th Nov 17, 9:18 AM
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    Just mark the email address as spam, you'll never be bothered again.
    Originally posted by Colin_Maybe

    Yes, because that email address is the only sender of spam on the internet
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 13th Nov 17, 9:19 AM
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    The email says if I haven't ordered anything i should click on a link to get a refund.
    .
    Originally posted by yvonne13
    Its just the modern version of the old fax scam ..
    You get a fax confirming an order you never made, and at the bottom it tells you that if there are any problems to call this number (premium rate)
    Running with scissors since 1978
    • donnac2558
    • By donnac2558 13th Nov 17, 12:11 PM
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    I a few months back did the send a code to my mobile when I login to my Amazon account. Unless I put the code in I cannot access my account.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 13th Nov 17, 12:30 PM
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    That's called 2 factor authentication
    Running with scissors since 1978
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