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Really sophisticated email phishing scam claiming to be from Amazon

I have in my inbox two examples of the most sophisticated phishing scam emails I have ever seen. I only caught them because I always review full SMTP headers in my emails; and the return paths and from addressing did not match – these scam emails claim to be from Amazon Notification, and they have a very authentic look and feel that matches my memory of Amazon’s own emails quite effectively. They have a “Track your package” link that talks about a gift card (that I know I never ordered). The link does not take you to an Amazon website, but does redirect about a dozen times before tricking Safari into playing a sound file and alerts (one of the many reasons I do NOT use Safari nor MSIE as my main browser). Ugh… this will fool a lot of people I think. Be careful folks.

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