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If you receive an email containing simular wording, just ignore it. These people are spammers and will mess with your domain and hosting.

Zxx Sxxxxxx
Dxxx Wxxxx|Mxxxx Inxxxxxx
Ilxxxxx
Dxxxxxxx, Dxx xxx, UNITED KINGDOM

Dear Zxx Sxxx

 

You have 1 domain name seo registration service pending.
This solicitation is to inform you that it’s time to send in your search engine registration for gxxxxxxx.com.
Failure to complete this order by 01/25/2017 may result in the cancellation of this offer (making it difficult for your customers to locate you, using search engines on the web). We do not register or renew domain names. We sell traffic generator software.
Act soon! This offer for gxxxxxxx.com will expire on 01/25/2017. Act today!

Domain Name: Registration Period: Price: Term:
gxxxxxxx.com 02/08/2017 to 02/08/2018 $67.00 1 Year

Several reports from victims who have been sent convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon. The spoofed emails from “service@amazon.co.uk” claim recipients have made an order online and mimic an automatic customer email notification.

The scam email claims recipients have ordered an expensive vintage chandelier. Other reported examples include: Bose stereos, iPhone’s and luxury watches.

The emails cleverly state that if recipients haven’t authorised the transaction they can click on the help centre link to receive a full refund. The link leads to an authentic-looking website, which asks victims to confirm their name, address, and bank card information.

Amazon says that suspicious e-mails will often contain:

  • Links to websites that look like Amazon.co.uk, but aren’t Amazon.co.uk.
  • Attachments or prompts to install software on your computer.
  • Typos or grammatical errors.
  • Forged (or spoofed) e-mail addresses to make it look like the e-mail is coming from Amazon.co.uk.

Amazon will never ask for personal information to be supplied by e-mail.
You can read more about identifying suspicious emails claiming to be from Amazon by visiting https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201489210

To report a fraud or cyber crime, call us on 0300 123 2040.