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New Amazon.com Phishing Scam

I received 2 of these today, in two different email accounts and was impressed by the mechanism.  What you see below is an actual image. The email contains no text – just this image which links to a bogus website when you click anywhere in the “text”.

Your first clue should be the fact that this scam alleges Amazon will credit $70 dollars to your account just for filling out a survey.  If it seems to good to be true…

Your second clue should be that if you hold your cursor over the link you’re supposed to click on, it doesn’t go to the same address.  If you look in the Status Bar at the bottom of your email message you will see where you will be taken when you click a hyperlink.

In this case it is (http://dianahaddadonline.com/users/info/index.html)

Notice this has nothing to do with Amazon.com

Always check out the destination of any link in any email before clicking to be sure it goes where the link indicates.  This is a common ruse to redirect you to a location that will infect your computer or steal your identity.

Name of author

Name: Wizard

Short Bio: The Computer Wizard (TCW). TCW was founded by Warren P. Harris in 1994 to service and repair computers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Relocating the business to Plano, Texas in 1999, TCW continued to flourish when an unfortunate loss of data for a wedding Mr. Harris photographed, caused him to research data recovery options. Realizing he would have to either pay someone to recover the photos or find out how to do it himself, the rest, as they say "is history". Approached by a friend who was a Private Investigator in 2006, Mr. Harris studied for his Investigator's license and began honing his skills in Computer Forensics. The company was renamed DFW Computer Integration in 2015.

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