It's the season of spam fishing...

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It is the season of spam fishing... !!
Do never answer them !

In case of doubt, do contact your national agency managing credit card, e.g.
CETREL. It will confirm you that they never send information to company with
whom you could be in relation.
Ask them to check your last transactions, and in case of problem, blocks
your credit card.

Here is an example of spam-fishing email :

Dear ,  -> they know your email (often an
adddress published on the internet or on a forum)

Greetings from Amazon Payments.

Your bank has contacted us regarding some attempts of charges from your
credit card via the Amazon system. We have reasons to believe that you
changed your registration information or that someone else has unauthorized
access to your Amazon account Due to recent activity, including possible
unauthorized listings placed on your account, we will require a second
confirmation of your identity with us in order to allow us to investigate
this matter further. Your account is not suspended, but if in 48 hours after
you receive this message your account is not confirmed we reserve the right
to suspend your Amazon registration. If you received this notice and you are
not the authorized account holder, please be aware that it is in violation
of Amazon policy to represent oneself as another Amazon user. Such action
may also be in violation of local, national, and/or international law.
Amazon is committed to assist law enforcement with any inquires related to
attempts to misappropriate personal information with the intent to commit
fraud or theft. Information will be provided at the request of law
enforcement agencies to ensure that perpetrators are prosecuted to the full
extent of the law.

To confirm your identity with us click here: .....

After responding to the message, we ask that you allow at least 72 hours for
the case to be investigated. Emailing us before that time will result in
delays. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you and
we would like to thank you for your cooperation as we review this matter.

      Thank you for your interest in selling at Customer Service
      ( product link shortened)

      This message and any files or documents attached may contain
classified information. It is intended only for the individual or entity
named and others authorized to receive it. If you are not the intended
recipient or authorized to receive it, you are hereby notified that any
disclosure, copying, distribution or taking any action in reliance on the
contents of this information is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If
you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately
then delete it from your system. Please also note that transmission cannot
be guaranteed to be secure or error-free.

-> end of spam-fishing message


Re: It's the season of spam fishing...

thought,came up with this jewel:

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******************Reply Separator*************************

Forward phishing e-mails (not as an attachment and include full
headers)to their respective agency's
For example-

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Re: It's the season of spam fishing...

| ******************Reply Separator*************************
| Forward phishing e-mails (not as an attachment and include full
| headers)to their respective agency's
| For example-
| max

Add to that submittinng phishing email to the Anti-Phishing Organization.

Just capture Full Headers and Body and send an email to;

You'll notice that many anti virus companies have joined the group.  One reason
is to obtain
the email to create signatures for their respective AV software for the
detection of
phishing emails.


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