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    Exclamation Beware Amazon fake emails

    An obvious spam email hit my box today saying that Amazon had noticed unusual activity on my account... click here (Yer Right!).

    Don't need to be telling this community, but just watch out for it.

    It isn't very enticing, no pictures, not even a decent email address (team.amazon@e.server.com).

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    We are getting a mad amount of phishing attacks of late. Any email address that's searchable via google is typically being hit!

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    As a World of Warcraft gamer I get hit with a ton of these phishing attempts and when the email is from accounts.team@blizz.eu.battlenet.war...ration.com.net to an email address you don't even use in WoW it's pretty obvious. But I get regular panicked phone calls from my dad about these mails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMLightfoot View Post
    As a World of Warcraft gamer I get hit with a ton of these phishing attempts and when the email is from accounts.team@blizz.eu.battlenet.warcrafthost.regi stration.com.net to an email address you don't even use in WoW it's pretty obvious. But I get regular panicked phone calls from my dad about these mails.
    I haven't played WoW in God-knows how long... I'm STILL getting them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    I haven't played WoW in God-knows how long... I'm STILL getting them.
    My friends who don't even play videogames get WoW phishing spam, I don't think it's anything to do with you being on a list of WoW players somewhere. I guess it doesn't cost the spammers anything to send out extra emails, and with such a huge playerbase they're likely to get at least a few people who have played it.

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    Just like the Viagra E-Mails, you don't have to be suffering from "problems getting up" to receive a spam about them. Just another blind mailshot hoping to hit a few real WoW players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    Just like the Viagra E-Mails, you don't have to be suffering from "problems getting up" to receive a spam about them. Just another blind mailshot hoping to hit a few real WoW players.
    Yes apparently they think I might be interested in 'love your lady long time' and 'be the envy of your friends for the size of your *censored*'. Which I admit is tempting, except I lack the necessary parts XD

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    Not Amazon but I got this sent to my helpdesk email (viewable on our website) the other day:

    Hi,

    My name is Veronica Rathore.

    We are an IT based company. I see that you offer Web Design / SEO Services and would like to know if you are willing to outsource some or part SEO Campaigns or web related work to us.

    We have our internal systems geared up for such an association and should you be interested kindly drop me a quick mail and I will revert. Also if you want, we can set up a call to explore mutual synergies.

    SEO PRICING: We believe that each website is different and require different strategy and effort to rank on search engines. We offer customized solution to all our customers after doing a detailed analysis of the site.

    If you can give me a sample URL I can do a detailed analysis and send quotes accordingly.

    If you are experiencing some issue please discuss with us.
    I look forward to hear from you.

    Best Regards,

    Veronica Rathore

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairm010 View Post
    My name is Veronica Rathore.
    I know it's supposed to be "Rath-ore" but I keep reading it as "Rat-hore"...

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    I see that you offer Web Design / SEO Services - Yes, we do do that. Using the guise of a schools IT department -_-

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairm010 View Post
    I see that you offer Web Design / SEO Services - Yes, we do do that. Using the guise of a schools IT department -_-
    i had a similar spamming one sent to my private email along the lines of "i can help boost your SEO ratings, i quickly scanned your site and noticed your meta tags don't include X or Y and these are a few things you can do to boost ratings etc"

    I emailed back with
    "my site consists of a header which has an html5 canvas script running. other than that i have no content and the site is there for me to test things, pray tell how you would 'boost my ratings'...."

    i know, no point emailing back, but some who try the "personal touch" emails sound worse than the mass spam I R HAZ YOR $45MIL emails

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    An obvious spam email hit my box today saying that Amazon had noticed unusual activity on my account... click here (Yer Right!).

    Don't need to be telling this community, but just watch out for it.

    It isn't very enticing, no pictures, not even a decent email address (team.amazon@e.server.com).
    We have had this turn up in the spam box of several school email accounts - gmail got them - none of which has an associated amazon account

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMLightfoot View Post
    Yes apparently they think I might be interested in 'love your lady long time' and 'be the envy of your friends for the size of your *censored*'. Which I admit is tempting, except I lack the necessary parts XD
    Just wait, you will get an email offering you one soon.

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    I get tons of the WoW spams all the time, thank the lord for Authenticator Apps and two step auths on anything major in my online life !

    I had a chat with a colleague earlier about this and I still cannot believe that in this day and age people fall for some scams though where they give people stuff like pin numbers over the telephone though, email scams are a bit more fraught, because to the average joe nowadays and the use of HTML in emails, everything "looks official" even though its not, sometimes plain text was a lot better I think for spotting scams.
    Last edited by rich_tech; 10th June 2014 at 02:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    Just like the Viagra E-Mails, you don't have to be suffering from "problems getting up" to receive a spam about them. Just another blind mailshot hoping to hit a few real WoW players.
    I get about 10 of them a day....8 of them are from my girlfriend....

    but it's the 2 from my Mum that really hurt.

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