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Someone trying to scam me on amazon?

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I've got a camera on sale on amazon marketplace and just had an email through from amazon to say it's been sold. Te actual email address looks genuine but on reading through the email the buyers addr… Read More
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
I've got a camera on sale on amazon marketplace and just had an email through from amazon to say it's been sold.

Te actual email address looks genuine but on reading through the email the buyers addres is from the uk but the delivery address is surprise, surprise..nigeria.

I've checked my amazon account and it doesn't say the item has sold, but as i said the email addy and the actual email look genuine.

I have now just received the following email from the suppposed buyer:

How are you doing? hope you're fine. i just want to inform you that i have check-out for you item through amazon.co.uk, i believe amazon would confirm this to you because i want the item to be posted today, am sending this item as a gift to my father and i don't want you to write the content on the package because it is expected to be a surprise gift.

I have promised that i am going to surprise him on his birthday and i don't want to disappoint him this time when his birthday is around the corner. I just want to know if you would be able to post today.

i will be awaiting your reply as soon as possible concerning the shipping details. thanks

have they hacked someones account? is there a contact number for amazon that deals with this sort of stuff.

Obviously i am not going to send the camera as it looks very dodgy.
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Help us to stop phishing and spoofing

Amazon has taken several phishers and spoofers to court; these cases came about via information provided to Amazon through the [email protected]">[email protected] e-mail address.

Report spoofed e-mails to Amazon.co.uk

E-mail [email protected]">[email protected] and attach the e-mail you suspect is a fake. Sending the e-mail as an attachment is the best way to preserve the header information which makes it easier for us to trace its origins.
If you can't send the e-mail as an attachment, forward it to [email protected]">[email protected], and include as much of the header information as you can.
#2
Beyond dodgy, Email them back and say "thanks for your purchase, awww your dad will be so pleased" then ask for address and send them a nice big dog turd and report to amazon. lol
#3
I'm sure it would say on your account if it had sold, so this is definitley fishy, don't send it and phone them on 0800 496 1081.
#4
just reply saying, if you want it first class i can send today but will cost you 3,000$ in my paypal account by 4pm haha
#5
yeah i've contacted amazon and they have told me to forward it to the stop-spoofing address.

also emailed the guy in nigeria to tell him his dad is going to be dissapointed on his birthday
banned#6
never reply to them as some above have suggested!

EDIT: too late!
#7
csiman
never reply to them as some above have suggested!

EDIT: too late!


why??
banned#8
jasonodell;5496587
why??

because then they know the email address is active so your email gets put on all the scammers databases!
#9
I'm sure i can manage with a bit of spam
banned#10
souljacker;5496632
I'm sure i can manage with a bit of spam

then why bother starting a thread complaining about a scam email when you've just sent out an open invite to the rest of the scammers to send you their attempts? ;-):-D
#11
csiman
then why bother starting a thread complaining about a scam email when you've just sent out an open invite to the rest of the scammers to send you their attempts? ;-):-D


err because i wanted advice on a contact for amazon to deal with this sort of thing, that ok with you?

oh and lol at a "scammers database"
#12
why not send them something funny instead, do u remember the person from america that sent a fake laptop to a scammer in london and put a really high value on the postage so they had to pay import duty
#13
Tell them you'd love to help but can't access amazon as there is a pigeon in your account...
banned#14
souljacker;5496716
err because i wanted advice on a contact for amazon to deal with this sort of thing, that ok with you?

oh and lol at a "scammers database"

fine by me :-D

although your thread title did suggest you were unsure if you had received an attempted scam?

Someone trying to scam me on amazon?



And I thought everyone knew that nigeria has a very organised crime setup and of course they share around active email addresses! :whistling:
#15
dave_lunt2
why not send them something funny instead, do u remember the person from america that sent a fake laptop to a scammer in london and put a really high value on the postage so they had to pay import duty


yeah i rememebr that, very funny, but i couldn't be bothered putting all the time in to do something like that

Flodd
Tell them you'd love to help but can't access amazon as there is a pigeon in your account...


:giggle:
banned#16
dave_lunt2;5496739
why not send them something funny instead, do u remember the person from america that sent a fake laptop to a scammer in london and put a really high value on the postage so they had to pay import duty

top idea lol
#17
csiman
fine by me :-D

although your thread title did suggest you were unsure if you had received an attempted scam?

Someone trying to scam me on amazon?



And I thought everyone knew that nigeria has a very organised crime setup and of course they share around active email addresses! :whistling:


well if you read the original thread i said that the email looked geniune but alarm bells started to ring when i saw nigeria as the delivery address, i wanted to know if anyone else had experienced it through amazon,as i've only ever known about it happening through ebay.

I wasn't looking for smart **** comments about some non existent database ;-)
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souljacker;5496811
well if you read the original thread i said that the email looked geniune but alarm bells started to ring when i saw nigeria as the delivery address, i wanted to know if anyone else had experienced it through amazon,as i've only ever known about it happening through ebay.

I wasn't looking for smart **** comments about some non existent database ;-)

well excuse me for trying to warn you about replying to them. hope u get scammed! :x

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