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#1 budphotog

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 11:19 AM

Hi there,

 

I found an email in my "Junk" box in my outlook.com email address this morning that looked rather interesting. What first looked funny was the subject! Since when does Amazon not use capitalization? Also note the email address that it came from! "deals@amzon-deals.com"

 

24697496082_6843185c06_b.jpgJunk - outlook.com - Mozilla Thunderbird on Flickr

 

What's interesting is, if you click on a link for a product, it does eventually re-direct you to the genuine Amazon site and product! (Don't worry, I didn't actually click on one, I sent it through VirusTotal.com) What I'm wondering is, what is the point in this email? Does it contain affiliate URLS that will give the sender a check, or what? If you're interested, here's a zipped text file with the email + headers in it's entirety.



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Posted 04 February 2016 - 12:46 PM

Except for some image URLs, I could not find any association with Amazon and amzon-deals.

 

Probably it is a commission generating site. But, I could not get a clean page when I visit amzon-deals.com via VM IE. Its fishy in a lot of ways, starting from name.

It is blacklisted - https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/126e8f52d12574255d9c1a2fd9536064fee6a06bac929d2921852ba5f7b4cee3/analysis/1454604857/ , https://sitecheck.sucuri.net/


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Posted 04 February 2016 - 02:50 PM

About Identifying Whether an E-mail is from Amazon
Identifying Amazon Spoof E-mails
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Posted 04 February 2016 - 03:03 PM

Thanks guys! I just forwarded the email to Amazon. I was wondering if they had a way to report scam/spam; I know that Paypal has a similar feature.



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Posted 04 February 2016 - 03:06 PM

Good move... :thumbup2:


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Posted 04 February 2016 - 04:01 PM

Most of the major online services have similar guides and reporting procedures.
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Posted 04 February 2016 - 04:05 PM

Most of the major online services have similar guides and reporting procedures.

 

True, but where to find the e-mail address to forward it to, that's the hard part. :)



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Posted 04 February 2016 - 04:32 PM

Yea...sometimes you have to dig around the site to find what you are looking for. They don't always make it easy.
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Posted 04 February 2016 - 09:10 PM

Hi:

 

See here: Fake Amazon Mail Phishes for Login, Payment Information

 

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 09:15 PM

:) I actually just saw that today as well, @MoxieMomma ! In my case though, the email wasn't asking me for any login/credit card details. It was merely a "regular" email that showed stuff that I had been interested in on Amazon.com



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Posted 04 February 2016 - 09:23 PM

These are some good resources.

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