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Protect your Amason user information
21st August 2004

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Report Summary
Date Reported
21st August 2004
Apparent Sender
Return Address
Amazon < >

Protect your Amason user information

Submitted form data on spoof email is forwarded to a remote script.

Bogus Web Content?
URL of web content


1. The spoof email pretends to be from Amazon and requests detailed account information via a form on the spoof webpage found by clicking the link in the email. Details are forwarded from the form to a local script.

2. Amazon NEVER send out emails requesting details from account holders.

3. Email is very obviously a spoof - note the bad grammar in the subject line.

4. Also note that the spoof URL is not well disguised, very obviously fraudulent and definitely not the real Amazon site!


" Complete reactivation."...

If you have received this email, please remember that it is very common for these email scams to be redistributed at a later date with only slightly different content or the same but with the fake page(s) hosted by a different provider. Also, once you have received one of these hoaxes, it is also common place to receive at least another one and usually a day or two after the first, although not necessarily from the same apparent sender.

The Spoof Email ...


Dear Amazon member,

We recently noticed one or more attempt to log in to your Amazon account from a foreign IP address and we have reasons to believe that your account has been hijacked by a third party without your permission.

If you recently accessed your account while traveling, the unusual log in attempts may have been initiated by you.
However, if you are the rightful holder of the account, click on the link bellow, fill the form and then submit as we try to verify your identity.

The log in attempt was made from:
IP address:
ISP host:

We ask that you allow at least 72 hours for the case to be investigated and we strongly recommend not to make any changes to your account in that time.

If you received this notice and you are not the legal 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 inquiries related to attempts to misappropriate personal information with the intend to commit fraud or theft.
Information will be provided at the request of law enforcement agencies to ensure that perpetrators to the fullest extent of the law.

*Please do not respond to this email as your reply will not be received.

Thank you for your patience as we work together to protect your account.


Fraud Protection Department
Amazon Inc.

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