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Help With "Your Amazon Order" Virus


The one giveaway was the sender in the email header.  Although it stated that it was from "Amazon.co.uk " - if you hover over that, the I received an email today purporting to be from Amazon, telling me that the order I placed yesterday had been despatched. Amazon don't send you anything with a word document attached, and in all likelihood this contained a virus or link to download a virus. Scammers are getting more and more clever. There were genuine links in the email to pages on Amazon, so if I had clicked onto those links I would have been directed safely to my Amazon account login page.

This is where alarm bells start to ring. There was nothing malicious in the email itself but if I'd opened the word document, then trouble was waiting for me. Hotscot Client Area 0343 289 9528 [email protected] Twitter RSS Client Area 0843 289 9528 [email protected] Twitter RSS Home Our Work Tourism Outdoors E-commerce Commercial Public Sector-Third Now, I buy a lot from Amazon - living in the Scottish Highlands online shopping is marvellous - but I hadn't ordered anything for the last couple of weeks. https://www.amazon.com/forum/kindle?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1D7SY3BVSESG&cdPage=1&cdSort=newest&cdThread=Tx31LR84G5ZH8IC

Fake Email From Amazon

There was a word document attached with details of the order.