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Old 04-22-2021, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Twilight Zone
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In the first place, I don't even have any account on Amazon at all, so never ordered. Yet lately I've been getting persistent Pop-ups that an order has been packed and is on its way. Even after I email inquiries, the pop-up question goes Unanswered. I know the Pop-up about congratulations that a gift has been won is a scam--but this Pop-up is different because it concerns Unordered merchandise. Usually such scams happen in emails but this one persists as a Pop-up. What action should be taken?
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Old 04-22-2021, 02:40 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Get an ad blocker and browser that blocks pop-ups. Most already do.

I use adblock plus. You can google for the version that works with your browser. It is a free product.

Do not respond to pop-ups that make no sense. You don't have an Amazon account, therefore you should know that you did not place any order. If it doesn't make sense, it's not legit. They count on people not realizing that they are scams.

Think before you click. This is just advice in general for web sites, pop-ups, emails etc. Do not share any personal information or credit cards unless you are VERY sure.
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Old 04-22-2021, 07:35 PM
 
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I get similar 'the order has shipped' messages all the time. They want me to click on a link to track my package. But when you look on the link (Which says it goes to UPS, Fed-Ex, or Amazon) you find it to some weird domain with Fed-Ex or UPS, etc as a sub directory. Nope, not gonna click on that. delete that mail and move on. Never reply to it or click on it. That just tells them they have a live one.
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Old 04-22-2021, 09:40 PM
 
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Do you have the URL address to whichever site this is? I would love to pick at it and document the crap that they probably have loading into your browser on each visit.
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Old 04-23-2021, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Wooster, Ohio
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Originally Posted by Monastic555 View Post
In the first place, I don't even have any account on Amazon at all, so never ordered. Yet lately I've been getting persistent Pop-ups that an order has been packed and is on its way. Even after I email inquiries, the pop-up question goes Unanswered. I know the Pop-up about congratulations that a gift has been won is a scam--but this Pop-up is different because it concerns Unordered merchandise. Usually such scams happen in emails but this one persists as a Pop-up. What action should be taken?
It sounds like your computer has a malware problem. Sending an email inquiry to the popup was not a good idea. They know who you are now.
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Old 04-23-2021, 12:56 PM
 
Location: 5,400 feet
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Get an ad blocker and browser that blocks pop-ups. Most already do.

I use adblock plus. You can google for the version that works with your browser. It is a free product.
This. I use adblock plus with Edge and uBlock origin with Firefox. I can't imagine surfing the web without an ad and popup blocker.
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Old Today, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Twilight Zone
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Originally Posted by gguerra View Post
Get an ad blocker and browser that blocks pop-ups. Most already do.

I use adblock plus. You can google for the version that works with your browser. It is a free product.

Do not respond to pop-ups that make no sense. You don't have an Amazon account, therefore you should know that you did not place any order. If it doesn't make sense, it's not legit. They count on people not realizing that they are scams.

Think before you click. This is just advice in general for web sites, pop-ups, emails etc. Do not share any personal information or credit cards unless you are VERY sure.
Thanks, I installed adblock plus yesterday. And it works wonders. What a relief! My hat's off to you.
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Old Today, 04:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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In the first place, I don't even have any account on Amazon at all, so never ordered. Yet lately I've been getting persistent Pop-ups that an order has been packed and is on its way. Even after I email inquiries, the pop-up question goes Unanswered. I know the Pop-up about congratulations that a gift has been won is a scam--but this Pop-up is different because it concerns Unordered merchandise. Usually such scams happen in emails but this one persists as a Pop-up. What action should be taken?
That's a well known phishing scam. Disregard, block, mark as a spam, send to spam folder.
Never reply.
It's not sent by Amazon.
https://sellercentral.amazon.com/for...pt-scam/486997
https://www.fox5dc.com/news/amazon-s...in-information
You probably should check the Internet for ongoing scam alerts.
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alerts
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