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Rocke

VIRUS ALERT !

Just a quick heads up.

Fedex Rewards and Confirmation of Amazon shipping orders emails have started pouring in to my email address.

They have attachments claiming to be order confirmations, invoices etc.

It goes without saying that they aren't.

Dump 'em - and delete them from your 'Deleted Items' box as soon as.
martyn142

Yes me too Dai. The Amazon one was pretty convincing for me as I order from there fairly often.
dragongirl

Virus Alert

Hi
not all these orders etc are scam!! I ordered a lot of fishing tackle from Amazon on May 21st it was received and paid for by the 26th
May, At the beginning of July I received notification that" my order had been dispatched that day!!! " I emailed  Amazon and insisted I  had the order and I wouldn`t have waited 2 mths for any order  .Amazon came through and asked  me to write an email direct  to the original firm.
 This I did  and Answer came back promptly  Their Computer had a
Virus or been hacked  and all orders for last two months were being duplicated BUT it had been picked up before anyone could duplicate any of the orders or send them out!!!
    They were very apologetic and got onto Amazon to alert them
to what was happening.
  However it`s wise to keep Alert especially when they have your payment details!!!  
dragongirl
Rocke

Oh no, nightmare.

Firstly, you noticed something odd and did something about it ie. emailing Amazon.
That's the first (and best) thing to do.

As it happens I didn't expect the email(s) I received and was dubious.

However, I didn't do a 'Reply', the reason being that if I did - and it was a fake - then the sender would know I was a real email address, and use that in future.

I discovered the sender by determining the Properties of the email, and found that Yahoo Mail (my ISP's email provider) had routed it from a domain (verizon.com) that had nothing to do with the apparent sending domain (virginmedia.com).

It's what's called a spoof email.

Yes, it's very technical, and no, I can't go into detail because the method I used to sus it out depends upon what email application you use. (I'm always up to help on an individual basis, so anyone can feel free to contact me).

The point I'm making is 'if in doubt, do nowt'.
If an organisation you've used before apparently changes its way of working (without notifying you) or one you haven't used before contacts you then '** alarm **'.

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