For those that have an Amazon.com account

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  1. D_Barbi_Queue

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    I'm sorry to be one of those that have to throw out those idiotic warnings, but if I save at least one person from falling for this, I figure it's worthwhile.

    I just got the following email:
    When I clicked on the link, it took me to my Amazon sign on page and had my email address already typed in (like usual). All it wanted was for me to sign in to my account. It looked very legit and came from payments-messages@amazon.com. I'm still skeptic about any links in emails that want me to verify my information so I called my credit card (the ONE that I use for Amazon) and they said that were was no suspicious activity on it (which I figured that they would have contacted me instead of Amazon if there WAS). I also went amazon.com and under the Help page was a like to identifying suspicious emails. #2 said: Amazon.com will not ask you to verify or confirm your Amazon.com account information by clicking on a link from an e-mail.

    And, when I actually click on the link, it's a different link than what was stated in the email: http://secure.amazon.com.gp-css-homepage.c...XXXX@XXXXXX.net (email address edited) ^_^ Most of the other links on the page took you back to legit Amazon links, like my Wish List. But also according to the real Amazon.com - We never use a web address such as "http://security-amazon.com/. . ." or an IP address (string of numbers) followed by directories such as "http://123.456.789.123/amazon.com/. . . ."
    So anyway, I just wanted to give everyone a "heads up" on this incase you get it as well. Don't fall for it, it's a well-made scam.
     
  2. Rikter8

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    Hopefully you didn't try to sign in.

    I always tell my PC customers NEVER EVER sign in to ANYTHING through an E-mail link.

    Always go to the site and sign in securely.

    I get E-mails Daily from Ebay, Paypal, Credit card companies Claiming "My account has been suspended"

    Hogwash, its just spam trying to get your account information.
    The Numbers before the letters identify a IP address re-routing you to another location or server.
    _//199.105.100.95/amazonbla bla bla or the like

    If you do accidentally sign in, immediately change your password on the Real site and notify the company that you had a spoof E-mail and they may have your login information.

    Hope this helps
    C
     
  3. B_Hung Muscle

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    Don't do it. It's a credit card scam!
     
  4. Alley Blue

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    Thank you Texassgirl for the heads up.

    PS
    Great avitar photo by the way. Its my secound favorite, next to your old "Stevie Nicks look-a-like" pic. :D
     
  5. D_Barbi_Queue

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    no - I didn't sign in. It was all too suspicious as soon as I read it. Somehow I just think my credit card company would have contacted me, not Amazon, if there were truly any odd activity.

    I'm pretty savvy about not signing in to crap like that, but this one certainly had me doing a double take and even make a call to my Visa company.

    Alley - you're the second one think that's me me in my avatar, but it's actually Bush's face superimposed on some hot chick's body (it looks an awful lot like a popular Jennifer Aniston pose). I still have about 10 more lbs to get back to looking that good again. Damn pregnancies...ha/ha
     
  6. Alley Blue

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    LOL! When I saw the legs and hair, I thought Texassgirl!
    The avitars around here are so tiny, I don't know who the hell i'm looking at hahaha.......

    Anyways, feel free to bring back your Stevie pose pic :p :D
     
  7. D_Barbi_Queue

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    :) Thanks, but I'm actually skedaddling from here. I've been trying to phase my way out, but I keep coming back. I just need to go cold turkey and delete the link from my Favorites.
     
  8. Alley Blue

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    You mean leave the thread, TexAssGirl?????? :confused: :confused:

    Mommy I so confused:p
     
  9. D_Barbi_Queue

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    nope, I mean the whole site. I'm just burnt out and need to shift my time to other parts of my life.
     
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