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Post 456627 posted on 2-5-2012 at 19:38
Another (new?) scam?
Mrs C got an email from amazon.com in her yahoo webmail. It said it was confirming cancellation of her order for a book, and giving a numerical link
in blue for her to check the order. There were 2 other button links with no explanation in this email - yahoo's WOT alerted her, giving a red warning
against each of the 3 links. In any case, she never orders from Amazon herself - we always do it through my account at amazon uk -so she was doubly
suspicious, and deleted it without further ado.
This seems another one of those innocuous-looking scams which rely on the simple pretext of raising someone's curiosity just enough to persuade them
to try one or other of the links, leading to who knows what. Unfortunately, I didn't think until too late that I could have got her to forward it to
me, and I could have sent it to amazon.