Wednesday, November 30, 2005

just a little reminder about email safety - off topic

I'm always amazed that crooks have so much time on their hands to come up with stupid schemes. I got an email that looked like it was from amazon asking me to confirm my account because

your bank has contacted us regarding some attempts of charges from your credit card via the Amazon system. We have reasons to believe that you changed your registration information or that someone else has unauthorized access to your Amazon account Due to recent activity, including possible unauthorized listings placed on your account, we will require a second confirmation of your identity with us in order to allow us to investigate this matter further. Your account is not suspended, but if in 48 hours after you receive this message your account is not confirmed we reserve the right to suspend your Amazon registration. If you received this notice and you are not the authorized account holder, please be aware that it is in violation of Amazon policy to represent oneself as another Amazon user. Such action may also be in violation of local, national, and/or international law. Amazon is committed to assist law enforcement with any inquires related to attempts to misappropriate personal information with the intent to commit fraud or theft. Information will be provided at the request of law enforcement agencies to ensure that perpetrators are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Well it is a fraud - read their page on emails and be aware of clicking on any link in an email asking you to confirm your account anywhere! Legit sites never ask this!

Not a scrapbook related entry, but a good reminder for all my online friends.

Katie the Scrapbook Lady


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