Amazon.com Tried To Rip Me Off, Kinda
In this day and age, we have to be super careful about personal security and internet scams. Here's an example...
Our companies IT department was hacked a while back and we were all given new instructions on how to handle ourselves online. We even had to take a test afterwards which I aced. Apparently, I didn't actually retain any of that knowledge though.
I'm very careful about identity protection, personal protection, and, online protection. I kinda pride myself on it, to be honest. I'm super skeptical, always thinking; "do I know this person, why is the grammar so horrible, why are middle eastern girls suddenly so interested in meeting me, doesn't the IRS already have my bank info, did a heretofore unknown uncle really once rule Zamunda and leave me $7 zillion dollars in his will" ... etc, etc. You know how it is.
I delete emails and/or direct them to corporate IT's attention all the time. However, my innate skepticism and my Townsquare training have all been in vain apparently, as I fell for a trick today. Fortunately, it only became a nice remember that no one is perfect and no one is safe. Amazon sent me a typical notice about a purchase. I was expecting a confirmation email from them anyway since my daughter's birthday present arrived from Amazon today. This email was regarding a freakin' $300 item that I had not ordered.
As you can see by the screenshots in the gallery above, the email was a trap. Purposely set by Amazon to remind me ... and all their other customers, I imagine ... to be careful online. Thank you, Amazon, for the reminder and for giving a damn about your customers. If I could reach your Jeff Bezos, I'd tell him that myself.
Now, you will remove that charge, right?