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Heads up: New Headphone Phishing Scam right on Amazon

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I just discovered a new phishing scam right on Amazon. I saw a listing for a pair of HD800s in like new condition for $711. The price was a red flag, but it was also a new seller with no feedback and also the listing did not have a shipping price. The description had an email address to contact for more info. I tried adding it to my cart just to see what would happen and it would not allow me to use my address as the shipping address.

 

So for the heck of it, I emailed the seller. They emailed back and asked for my address. Then I got a very professional phishing email that really looked like it was from Amazon and said it was an order confirmation with payment instructions to send a bank wire transfer for the headphones.

 

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I reported all of this to Amazon, and I noticed that they have already removed all of the seller's items from their store. However, the seller is still listed as TRHGLobal.

 

Be careful out there on the internet.

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Originally Posted by Nirmalanow View Post
 

I just discovered a new phishing scam right on Amazon. I saw a listing for a pair of HD800s in like new condition for $711. The price was a red flag, but it was also a new seller with no feedback and also the listing did not have a shipping price. The description had an email address to contact for more info. I tried adding it to my cart just to see what would happen and it would not allow me to use my address as the shipping address.

 

So for the heck of it, I emailed the seller. They emailed back and asked for my address. Then I got a very professional phishing email that really looked like it was from Amazon and said it was an order confirmation with payment instructions to send a bank wire transfer for the headphones.

 

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I reported all of this to Amazon, and I noticed that they have already removed all of the seller's items from their store. However, the seller is still listed as TRHGLobal.

 

Be careful out there on the internet.


Agreed - be careful!

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Yikes, I bet someone desperate for a good deal would have fallen for that.  Good thing you reported them

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Originally Posted by uncola View Post
 

Yikes, I bet someone desperate for a good deal would have fallen for that.  Good thing you reported them


Yes, my own desire for an incredible deal made me curious, but there were too many red flags.

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