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Old 05-02-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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It looked really convincing and since I shop there often, I was like "What? Why did it get cancelled?! Wait, did I order this....?"

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Old 05-02-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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Click it, you know you want too:

173.193.61.20
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:09 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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Click it, you know you want too:

173.193.61.20
Please, don't tempt me like that!
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:10 PM
 
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Please, don't tempt me like that!
lol
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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They all look convincing, that's the whole point. Whether claiming to be from UPS, FedEx, an airline, the BBB, a bank, if they don't look convincing they aren't going to work.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Question here ...
Does this anomaly come form Amazon, or did it come from visiting some other questionable website ?

So far, I have never seen this before.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Question here ...
Does this anomaly come form Amazon, or did it come from visiting some other questionable website ?

So far, I have never seen this before.
I received 1 or 2 over the last few days. 2, I think.

Looked like Amazon to me, but obviously spoofed. I had not ordered anything, so there was nothing to cancel, which tipped me off to not even open it.
And they are deleted, so I can't pull them up.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:42 AM
 
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Question here ...
Does this anomaly come form Amazon, or did it come from visiting some other questionable website ?

So far, I have never seen this before.

Do you have HTML disabled for email? Spoofing the link will only work if HTML is enabled. It's no different than this one:



www.notamazon.com


The text you see is just anchor text:

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<a href="http://173.193.61.20/forum/">www.notamazon.com</a>
www.notamazon.com could be anything.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Question here ...
Does this anomaly come form Amazon, or did it come from visiting some other questionable website ?

So far, I have never seen this before.
Probably neither.

Most phishing attempts are just random blasts to large email lists. If you send a few million emails the chances are that you'll find at least a few people that would believe that it's a legit message.

In this case the odds of finding at least a few people that have ordered from Amazon in the last couple of days, have an Amazon account and think that there might have been a mistake, or people like my brother in law that will click on any link they see, are pretty good.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Click it, you know you want too:

173.193.61.20
OK who clicked it?
I did right away. Only because I "know" thecoalman well enough that he wouldn't post a link here to some BS infected site.
I may not always agree with thecoalman... but I respect him.
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