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    Here's a nasty new scam

    Hi all: Still new at this so I'm not sure which forum this would be best expressed in. But here's a new scam (couldn't find anything on google about this yet). One of my users got this and asked before complying - a good move.

    My team already alerted best buy to this and wrote the FCC too.

    From: Cristabel Rania [mailto:Belle_Liping@prodigy.net]
    Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2003 5:48 AM
    To:
    Subject: BestBuy Order #1095619. Fraud Alert.
    Importance: High


    Dear customer,

    Recently we have received an order made by using your personal credit card information.
    This order was made online at our official BestBuy website on 06/17/2003.
    Our Fraud Department has some suspicions regarding this order and we need you to visit a special Fraud Department page at our web store where you can confirm or decline this transaction by providing us with the correct information.
    This e-mail address has been taken from National Credit Bureau.

    Click the link below to visit a special Fraud Department page to resolve the cause of the problem.
    http://www.BestBuy.com/fraud_department.html

    =====================================================================
    ORDER# 1095619 - STATUS: SUSPENDED

    ITEMS PURCHASED
    =====================================================================
    Item No: 73890
    CDA-9815 In-Dash CD Player/Ai-Changer Controller
    Price: $387.65 Qty: 2 Total: $775.3
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The order listed above has not yet been processed.
    The reason for the delay in processing your order is:

    - UNVERIFIED SHIPPING ADDRESS

    - Information provided:
    Shipping
    41 WINHAM ST
    Staten Island, NY 10306
    United States
    phone# 206-337-9843

    In our effort to deter fraudulent transactions, we need your help in providing us with the correct information. Your prompt response is needed to avoid any unauthorized charges to your credit card.
    =====================================================================
    Click the link below to visit a special Fraud Department page to resolve the cause of the problem.
    http://www.BestBuy.com/fraud_department.html
    -Rick

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    So whats the scam? Did I miss something?

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    The page you requested can't be accessed right now, or it no longer exists.

    i didnt get the point either ...or did i just had a blonde moment ...j/k ...

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    I think whoever wrote this email is trying to get you to reply with your credit card info. The dead link could be part of the whole scheme. I wouldn't really call this one new, I've seen tons like it before.
    RedTheFed

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    View Source

    When I went to view source the link went to a site called webgamma.com (I never actually clicked it) and I'm sure that they wanted you to put in your credit card info.

    I had never seen this scam so I had to think about it some before figuring it out how to test it.

    I don't like to click links like this since I end up on sites with endless redirects and popup ads that annoy me.
    -Rick

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    This was posted http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=245120 it looks like people are try to make some money (steal credit cards) using best buy's name. Hrmmm. Hopefully they will get caught before someone agree's to there mail .

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