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    Feb 2006


    Forged Amazon.com site.

    The link in the email I got directed me to a forged amazon.com site with the domain reading amazon.com.upcc.cc/(etc.) (different from what the link read on the email). I figured it out it was fake before it was too late thank goodness. The information asked to enter is your full name, birthdate, cc #, your SS #, and your bank account info.

    Whoever did this is slick. Very very easy to be fooled because of the 'Amazon.com' in the header. The domain suffix .cc is from Cocos Islands - Keelings.

    Email I received...

    Dear (my email address)

    Greetings from Amazon Payments.

    Your bank has contacted us regarding some attempts of charges from your credit card via the Amazon system. We have reasons to believe that you changed your registration information or that someone else has unauthorized access to your Amazon account Due to recent activity, including possible unauthorized listings placed on your account, we will require a second confirmation of your identity with us in order to allow us to investigate this matter further. Your account is not suspended, but if in 48 hours after you receive this message your account is not confirmed we reserve the right to suspend your Amazon registration. If you received this notice and you are not the authorized account holder, please be aware that it is in violation of Amazon policy to represent oneself as another Amazon user. Such action may also be in violation of local, national, and/or international law. Amazon is committed to assist law enforcement with any inquires related to attempts to misappropriate personal information with the intent to commit fraud or theft. Information will be provided at the request of law enforcement agencies to ensure that perpetrators are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

    To confirm your identity with us click here:
    https://www.amazon.com/(rest of address)

    After responding to the message, we ask that you allow at least 72 hours for the case to be investigated. Emailing us before that time will result in delays. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you and we would like to thank you for your cooperation as we review this matter.

    Thank you for your interest in selling at Amazon.com.

    Amazon.com Customer Service

    This message and any files or documents attached may contain classified information. It is intended only for the individual or entity named and others authorized to receive it. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive it, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately then delete it from your system. Please also note that transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free.

    I reported this to Amazon.com's Phishing department and also called customer service.
    Last edited by R_Tron; 02-01-2006 at 05:25 AM.

  2. #2

    Re: amazon.com.upcc.cc/...

    I got the same email and reported it to amazon. they replied that it was a phishing attempt.
    I don't want a hand out I want a hand up.

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