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Old 07.01.2015, 10:06
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[Pretend-]Amazon scam

Here's an e-mail that I got today supposedly coming from Amazon. But its not. Someone trying to get credit card details. It looks very real and it's well made. But notice that they spell the word " adress " wrong
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Re: [Pretend-]Amazon scam

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But notice that they spell the word " adress " wrong
"Adress" is one of the few words which are spelled correctly.
Look for "unwiederruflich" and "nichtmehr" as markers instead...

Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 07.01.2015, 10:27
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Re: [Pretend-]Amazon scam

Oh yes. You are right!
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"Adress" is one of the few words which are spelled correctly.
Look for "unwiederruflich" and "nichtmehr" as markers instead...

Thanks for the heads up.
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"Adress" is one of the few words which are spelled correctly.
Look for "unwiederruflich" and "nichtmehr" as markers instead...

Thanks for the heads up.
It is spelt Adresse, so the OP was right.

Yes, thanks omtatsat.
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Old 07.01.2015, 12:05
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It is spelt Adresse, so the OP was right.

Yes, thanks omtatsat.
The word in the letter is actually "Adressverifizierung", which is one of the multitude of concatenated German tapeworm words, so it's anybody's guess how it's spelled. But for what it's worth, to my ears the extra "e" would sound ugly, so I'd say that "Adressverifizierung" is OK.

But as others have pointed out, there are multiple other errors in the letter -- another is "wie" instead of "wir" in "bitten wie Sie ..."


OP, I guess you're OK with having your real name on the interwebs -- if not, you might want to black it out of the letter and re-upload it.
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Re: [Pretend-]Amazon scam

Well maybe the scammer should do a Cambridge German course
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The word in the letter is actually "Adressverifizierung", which is one of the multitude of concatenated German tapeworm words, so it's anybody's guess how it's spelled. But for what it's worth, to my ears the extra "e" would sound ugly, so I'd say that "Adressverifizierung" is OK.

But as others have pointed out, there are multiple other errors in the letter -- another is "wie" instead of "wir" in "bitten wie Sie ..."


OP, I guess you're OK with having your real name on the interwebs -- if not, you might want to black it out of the letter and re-upload it.
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Re: [Pretend-]Amazon scam

isn't this just a reminder to not fall victim to phishing emails?
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Re: [Pretend-]Amazon scam

What I cannot fathom is how someone can produce this scam e-mail and not use spell check.

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