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Suspicious e-mail messages

Discussion in 'General Software and Applications' started by jeffmorris, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. jeffmorris

    jeffmorris Maha Guru

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    I got suspicious e-mail messages from Amazon. I didn't order anything from Amazon. I'm afraid of opening them because they may steal my info. I thought that Windows 10 Mail lets me view suspicious e-mail messages without opening them. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Arctucas

    Arctucas Ancient Guru

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    Just delete them.
     
  3. scatman839

    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    I get many per day, delete them.

    If you're actually paranoid then log into your amazon account on your browser, do not click the link, and look at purchase history.

    If you hover over the link in the email it won't point to amazon
     
  4. EdKiefer

    EdKiefer Ancient Guru

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    If you have viewed anything on Amazon, you will get links to items "Amazon" thinks you would like.
    As long as there no attachments, just clicking link shouldn't do anything, just don't give any info and as mentioned above go directly to Amazon if you want to buy anything, not through links from the mail. Do that for everything you get mail from.
     

  5. scatman839

    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    Clicking links would be inadvisable as well since that confirms your email is real and actually being monitored by a person

    Opens yourself up as a target more
     
  6. EdKiefer

    EdKiefer Ancient Guru

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    Yeh, that is true.
     
  7. nhlkoho

    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    I order from Amazon on a weekly basis and I have never gotten any recommendations from Amazon by email.
     
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    metagamer Master Guru

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    I have hundreds of Amazon orders under my belt and every now and then I get a flash sale notification/email. Nothing overly obtrusive though
     
  9. EdKiefer

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    I am not sure what triggers it, are you logged in when viewing things?
    I don't get it for buying, only viewing.

    Example, I was looking at a bunch of routers, didn't by anything, and in a few days, I get an email with similar routers, some same models.
    Maybe there is a setting for this, never thought of changing, as I like it as long as they don't spam me.

    Edit: Ok, you can disable it, if you don't want recommend deals.
     
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  10. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    I get alot of the amazon order "emails" I look at and say I didnt order anything I look at where the email is going seeing it not even amazon nor or the links. I dont understand how people even fall for this stuff.

    always look at where it came from and where the links are going if dont look right dont click
     

  11. EdKiefer

    EdKiefer Ancient Guru

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    what I am talking about is Amazon.
    Maybe it varies to where you are located, I am in the USA.
     
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    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    Oh i am in the usa, I was talking in general about suspicious emails always check links path and where they came from

    Think from time to time i get email from amazon that have links to items i may like cause i bought something else similar
     
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    Did you have any Alexa device, or used any hardware from Amazon such as Fire stick or tablet, eBook?
    Amazon is at his best data mining even offline user's profile and manages to send them ads and promotional emails
     
  14. jeffmorris

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    Turning it off lol
     
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  16. anticupidon

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    Disabling Amazon snoopy data mining?
    Just turn Amish and tear to pieces every gadget you have ;)
    Just joking...
    To disable one process, you need to be sure that it happens.
    You can sleuth the emails first, to find more about the sender.
    Then take action. There is too much info to cram here about de-amazon yourself. Make some searches
     

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