Fraud is Everywhere: More Fraud Updates
We have a new selection of interesting fraudulent emails received by booksellers. Here are three of our favorites--
If you receive an email that looks like this, be sure to hover over the URL before clicking! It should not be sending you to a random page not on the Amex site:
Your American Express Card Account Requires an Urgent Validation. Proceed to AMERICAN EXPRESS® Validation page. You can also find the Secure Message Center by logging into your account at American Express® Sign on Page, then click "Manage Your Account" and select one of your Cards to see the link to the center. This Validation Message Will be Accessible to you Within 7 days. We Appreciate your Cardmembership With American Express®.
Next is a classic scam email set-up:
kindly be inform that i will like to place order for the below book title.i will be glad if you can apply some sales discount of as you stated on the order
Biological Nitrogen Fixation, 2 Volume Set .............. 10 copies
calculate the shipping cost to the below address.please i want my order ship post office priority international mail,please i want the quotation in usdollars
XX Bamgbose street
awaiting to receive to receive the quote.
This awkwardly composed email is also a classic:
My name is KXXXn PXXXXp. I'm inquiring about some items down to my new store:
Can you provide me your website?
What shipping courier do you use?
What credit card types do you accept for payment?
Kindly provide an answer to my above inquiries at your earliest convenience.
Opic Western store
(7xx)3xx-xxx4 - (Bookstore found that this number was linked to a scam report)
If you come across other fraudulent emails that you would like to share with us, please forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org.