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The message below (shown in yellow) is an insidious kind of phishing scam that tries to steal your personal information (credit card numbers, bank account numbers, etc.).
The scammer has put together a fake order receipt that claims to thank you for spending more than $1400 dollars. Anyone who gets such a message will naturally panic and want to call to correct the error — and that’s the trap! If you call the number listed a polite person will answer (the scammer), ask you for your credit card information, apologize and tell you everything has been cancelled. And bingo! You’ve just given away your personal data to the scammer. Don’t fall into the trap!
from: Product Shipping firstname.lastname@example.org
date: Jan 21, 2021
subject: Items placed & ready to be shipped # AZ2865-987418779
Thank you for your order!
The estimated delivery date is based on the handling time and the warehouse processing time. In certain cases, the estimated delivery date will vary.
You will receive a tracking number by email once your package ships. You can check the status of your order on our App.
Find your order confirmation below. Thank you again for ordering from amazon.
For any changes to this order, contact Order Help-Desk: +1-877-930-1951
Your Order #AZ2865-987418779 (placed on 2021-01-21) (estimated delivery date 2021-01-31)
Payment Method: Card: Visa/ Master
Shipping Information: Barbara Whitney, 303 East Pine, Sanderson, TX 79848 USA
Shipping Method: Priority
If you haven’t ordered it contact Order Help-Desk immediately: +1-877-930-1951
Item: Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 512GB) – Space Gray (4th Gen) 1 $1349.00
Item: Apple Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th Generation) – US English 1 $149.00
Shipping & Handling $0.00
Grand Total $1498.00
Happy to serve you
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