Monday, 1 October 2018

Another attempted scam

This time they tried it on me!  I got this email:
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This email confirms the Amazon Prime subscription: #811-5695601-58635

Product Name: Amazon Prime

Order Number: 8056201

Receipt Date: 10/01/2018

Payment Method: Amazon Account

Membership Price: 179.00 GBP

The subscription period will automatically renew unless you turn it off no later than 24 hours before the end of the current period. To cancel auto-renewal or manage your subscriptions, click below and sign in.

If you did not initiate this purchase, we recommend that you go to:
Manage/Cancel Subscriptions

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It's not one of the most convincing I've seen.  The email address from which it supposedly came wasn't an Amazon one and I don't have a Prime account.  I wasn't tempted to click on the link - which is disabled in this post.

There is no obvious link on the Amazon website to allow for reporting a phishing scam such as this.