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 Post subject: Amazon.es scam
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:17 pm 
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This is a first for me - email at lunchtime from Amazon.fr confirming an order I haven't made, which I verified on my .fr account (just in case I might be getting ultra forgetful).

I then then had a chat with Amazon.fr on their support platform. They emailed a link to their stop-spoofing service (didn't work) so I pasted the suspect email into my reply.

Just now had a reply saying the order was made via Amazon.es, who would contact me within 12 hours.

Just off now to change my password.

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 Post subject: Re: Amazon.es scam
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:49 pm 
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Thanks for the warning, MAD. We use them for various things, including Kindle, so will watch out.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon.es scam
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:04 pm 
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Happened to me once. Never since. No problems with Amazon cancelling it.

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 Post subject: Re: Amazon.es scam
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:17 pm 
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Scams are proliferating.
Had an email yesterday morning from Premier Class Hotels wanting us to confirm when we would be arriving at their hotel in Bayeaux, phoned up to say we had not booked and they said that there was no booking in either of our names, then today had another email asking if our stay was to our liking.
Will keep checking out card accounts to see if once again any have been cloned.
Last happened a couple of years ago when our bank phoned up to see if I was in New York as my card had been used in a station cafe there.
Turned out to be a hotel in the UK who's computers suddenly went down and cards numbers were taken.

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 Post subject: Re: Amazon.es scam
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:15 pm 
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Any emails I get from sources I don't know get binned without opening. The spam filters on SFR and Orange are pretty good these days.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon.es scam
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:50 am 
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We have an Orange spam filter but it doesn't stop all sorts of rubbish getting through.
In the Amazon case, I knew I hadn't ordered but I checked and rechecked all the email components and the (French) text. The odd thing is that after several exchanges with Amazon.fr and deleting the mail, it disappeared from Corbeille - without me emptying the bin.

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 Post subject: Re: Amazon.es scam
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:48 am 
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I find it a bit scary that thing like your email can without your doing anything. It's a bit like noticing that the clock on our car had adjusted itself without us touching it. I don't like the feeling of strings being pulled without my controlling them.


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 Post subject: Re: Amazon.es scam
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:43 am 
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Blaze wrote:
I find it a bit scary that thing like your email can without your doing anything. It's a bit like noticing that the clock on our car had adjusted itself without us touching it. I don't like the feeling of strings being pulled without my controlling them.


Ah but 1984 was a long time ago and now big brother has many more ways to spy on you.
Bring back the runner with the cleft stick.

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