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Sep 27, 2009
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Hamilton

Email received -

I received this email (text below) More than likely phishing but wanted to make sure

Inquiry of co-operation on redflagdeals(or any other can help)
JW
Jason Wang <[email protected]>
Fri 07-28, 3:45 AM
Dear there,
Glad to write to you. I am Jason, an Amazon seller. I found your email on amazon top reviewer list. But I'm not writing to ask for reviews. I want to know whether you would like to co-operate with us on redflagdeals.

There are always many great deals on Amazon that people can't notice including some of our company's deals. So we are looking for redflagdeals users to help share our deals there. All of our deals will be at the lowest price while the ratings and reviews are good enough. Those deals will help grow your account too.

We will provide rewards for your help. We can pay you or send you free samples as like you. Please let me know if you have a redflagdeals account to work with us. If you agree, please send me the link of them. I am looking forward to your reply. Thank you.

Jason
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Agree it looks suspicious.
But I am of everything. Like this
VioletS [OP]
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“There are some things money can’t buy, and for everything else there’s MasterCard. Well, get out your checkbooks ladies and gentlemen, because it seems like the entire liberal cabinet can be bought. TRUDEAU: I CAN’T BE BOUGHT...LMAO. Because its 2017
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i've received rfd PM's from amazon sellers before as well, asking me to try out their goods and post reviews

I'm not about to shill unless someone wants to give me like at least an iPhone or a car.
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nasa25: say you won it in a raffle. That's what I do with like 86% of my purchases
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ahh, so that's how those deals with the coupons on amazon.ca work.
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Not saying whether the email is true or not but scammers are getting way better at faking email addy's, websites, etc. I received an email recently from amazon staff. Everything looks legit asking me to click a link to verify/reset my password becuz as the letter stated, something fishy was goin on. I sensed something iffy right away as normally companies dont redirect you to outside link for password resets. Contacted amazon by fone and they said yup, everything in that email is legit... the exact same type of email they would send from their security dept. Email addy, "from" section and sign-off at the bottom of the letter matched exactly. They said YES we do send letters like that. The redirect link was to an outside amazon site but bcuz the appearance of that outside site looked outdated and they asked for a fone number and street address brought up red flags. That part they said we dont do and they told me to ignore it. They checked my account and found no fishy activities or log-in's for a long period of time. Gotta be extra careful these days. Point blank.
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Phone not fone.
aznnorth wrote: Not saying whether the email is true or not but scammers are getting way better at faking email addy's, websites, etc. I received an email recently from amazon staff. Everything looks legit asking me to click a link to verify/reset my password becuz as the letter stated, something fishy was goin on. I sensed something iffy right away as normally companies dont redirect you to outside link for password resets. Contacted amazon by fone and they said yup, everything in that email is legit... the exact same type of email they would send from their security dept. Email addy, "from" section and sign-off at the bottom of the letter matched exactly. They said YES we do send letters like that. The redirect link was to an outside amazon site but bcuz the appearance of that outside site looked outdated and they asked for a fone number and street address brought up red flags. That part they said we dont do and they told me to ignore it. They checked my account and found no fishy activities or log-in's for a long period of time. Gotta be extra careful these days. Point blank.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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Cheapo-Findo wrote: Phone not fone.

*thumbs down* welp.
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I would agree to co-operate with him just to report the seller and company to RFD admin, so it can be blocked on RFD.
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I reported another one recently (link below). They are able to get the email address that goes with your username and contact you that way (rather than by PM) because of the RFD security breach.

getting-emails-not-pms-shill-2116158/
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[OP]
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Sep 27, 2009
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Hamilton
Thank you. I am usually very good at pickling out phishing scams but just wanted to make sure on this one. How do I report it
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Sep 5, 2017
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Yeah I have been reviewing a lot of stuff I bought on Amazon recently and I usually answer questions that appear in my email from amazon when someone asks about a product. This is why I've recently been getting multiple scams for me to purchase an item then review it and when I review it I get refunded like no... not how it works. I replied to them to send me the stuff first and then I'll review it. Send it free. Lol I also got this exact same email from Jason wang lol... it was funny. I replied "only if you ask me in c++"
[OP]
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Sep 27, 2009
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Hamilton
I received another one today also. Crazy, I get the scams also, but wasn't sure with this one.

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