I have had problems in the past with a Customer Survey pop-up that I was unable to resolve but somehow it seems to have "gone away". But today I got an email from "Amazon" that said it had a special offer for me. Since I do a lot of business with Amazon.com I opened the email and instantly regretted doing so because it was about a SURVEY and alarm bells started going off. It said to visit a link and there would be some kind of reward (another key word from the previous problem pop-up). I am very careful about url's anyway but as this one seemed suspicious I hit the spam key and the email was removed to the spam folder. But now I am wondering if merely by opening the email i may have created a problem for myself.
Can some one give me an informed opinion about any possible ramifications.
I thoroughly despise scammers they need to get a life and I am convinced that had I been so foolish as to follow their url it would have been to my later regret. I have a few pending issues with Amazon or I probably would have deleted the email straightaway. IT DEFINITELY was someone up to no-good because the to/from etc was Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:16:26 -0700 (PDT)
From: Thank You! AMAZON <email@example.com>
To: Great_REWARDS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Message-Id: <email@example.com> I hope it is okay that I posted the above information from the email.
Anyway I am "concerned" and would appreciate enlightenment if anyone can help. I do have Malwarebytes on my computer but I cannot tell if it runs in the background or not - I was thinking that it did.
I have two email addresses and one is with aol which I notice frequently lets spam thru whereas my other (gmail) catches almost all of it and I see the CC address above is also aol.
I have access to the entire email if needed - but it is in my spam folder. I don't want to paste it here because I'm almost sure it contains harmful links/information.
I may try to contact Amazon.com to see if they have a spam department.
Edited by JayJax, 05 September 2016 - 09:33 PM.