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Fake Email Scam Targeting Amazon Shoppers

Online shopping was at its peak during the holiday season and email scammers have been playing spoil sport for Amazon shoppers by sending out fake emails that confirm the payment and shipment of a HTC Evo 4G.

Hoax-Slayer has reported that gullible Amazon customers are being targeted through a fake email looks as if it has come from Amazon. The email reads as, "Track your package Thank you for shopping with us. We thought you'd like to know that we shipped this portion of your order separately to give you quicker service. You won't be charged any extra shipping fees, and the remainder of your order will follow as soon as those items become available."

The mail also offers tracking links, which if clicked upon takes the unsuspecting users to a legitimate looking site but would rather drop a BlackHole Exploit Kit onto the visitor's system. If the exploit kit is successfully deployed, the system would be infected with a variant of Cridex malware that is known to steal personal and financial information from the infected computer.

The mail may not startle customers who have indeed bought the product but, customers who haven't bought the phone would definitely be shocked and might be tempted to think that their credit card details have been stolen and are being misused.