Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Friday, May 09, 2008

SCAM Amazon Phish: Amazon Marketplace Items Canceled

Not a bad phish except for the bad design or execution.  The links actually take you to a fake Amazon site in Russia and asks for your login.  Once they have your Amazon login, they can then order items using your credit card, and ship it to people in the USA who they have already set as “reshippers” (another scam) and then pack the items up and send them overseas to the scammers who can then resell the items.


From: Amazon Marketplace []
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2008 1:16 PM
Subject: Amazon Marketplace Items Canceled


 Dear member,

Per your request,your listings for the following items in the Amazon Marketplace have been canceled.  You were assessed no fees. (actual link removed)

Your items no longer appear in the Amazon catalog, and cannot be purchased. You can review the details of your cancelled listings, including the price, condition, and seller comments for each individual listing.

Thanks for listing your items with Amazon Marketplace. We wish you the best of luck with your future sales.

Amazon Marketplace -- Amazon Services Inc.
Sell Your Stuff (actual link removed)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This one showed up in my Yahoo account this morning and the URLs appearing on mouse-over just looked phishy (the .ru domain always gives me pause, esp. when associated with a well-known US organization or business).