Thursday, January 11, 2018

50 Dollar Reward

I have been getting one or two emails every day lately that inform me I have a $50 thank-you for being a loyal Amazon Prime member.

I am suspicious because I am not an Amazon Prime member, loyal or otherwise. (I report them as spam.)

I am suspicious because the sending email addresses are not from Amazon. (I don't open them, I report them as spam.)

I am suspicious because they come from multiple different addresses.  (I report them as spam.)

I am suspicious because sometimes I get "Thank you &7mU" and that strikes me as odd so I report them as spam.

Today I got two emails warning me that TIME IS RUNNING OUT to collect my $50 reward.

I am suspicious because I really suspect Jeff Bezos has far more important things to be doing than chasing me down to give me $50.

I may be doing myself out of 50 bucks, but I'm reporting these last two as spam.

11 comments:

  1. I get the Amazon email also...also not a member. There are several banks that need my ss# and confirmation of my banking information as they have noticed suspicious activity in my account. I am curious as to how they can see suspicious activity in an account when they don't know my account number. I also find it interesting that I don't ever use these banks and have no accounts there.

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  2. Same here. All spam or fishing (sp?) I suppose. The weirdest one we get is a call on our phone that actually says, "Spam Likely" as the caller...???

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  3. If only half of the spam emails I get were true, I could take a cruise this winter! Hahahaha.

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  4. Yep. Spam. Never liked the stuff when it was food, and now the infernal stuff is all over the Internet. Seems you can't trust much anymore.

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  5. I want that 50 bucks though....LOL! Most of my email spam gets filtered out before I see it, but I imagine it's still just as much as always.

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  6. Well, good for you. I would report it as spam, too.

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  7. I have gotten that one many times as well. I may have opened it had it been more money but since it was only $50 I paid closer attention to see the email address not really being amazon. Whew. I used to like getting emails now it is like my mailbox outside - all junk or bills, neither of which I want.

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  8. I am an Amazon Prime customer and I never get any of those messages. Not even deserving of Spam. LOL

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  9. They tell us never to open an attachment or link in an email that comes from anyone we don't know. So ... good move.

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  10. MY 91 year old father-in-law falls for many of the spam and scams out there. We have to keep a close watch on him and his bank account.

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  11. I never answer go through a linke or open an attachment. Usually of you click on the details of the email, you can see the fake address. When I get that, I just go to amazon, because if I won something, somewhere on Amazon it's gonna tell me how to get it. And of course if I took all the payday loans I've been offered (Im retired, I dont have a payday, dude), I could cruise the world.

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