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Old 11-19-2013, 02:44 PM   #1
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Warning from Amazon?

I had the following message pop up when trying to go to Amazon this afternoon. Has anyone else gotten such a message?

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Attention Amazon Visitor,

Data Security Breach Information

We want to make you aware of a significant incident that has occurred. There was a massive system breach at Global Payments, a company that processes credit card transactions for a number of companies, including Visa, Mastercard, American express, Discover and other major credit card brands. Files containing personal credit card information were compromised. We are urging you to check your credit card details immediately for any activity that you did not authorize.

To help protect you , we have made your 3 Bureau Credit Check available today at no charge. Please be aware that your free credit check include free credit score and all detailed credit information!
Thought I'd pass it on in case there is actually something to worry about.
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:46 PM   #2
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I didn't get that... was it a popup? A message on the main screen?
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:55 PM   #3
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I'm not sure how I got it to appear actually. I clicked on one of my tabs and it opened up in another tab. I did check my Amazon and my bank and apparently I haven't been compromised. At least there are no odd charges on my card. I don't know if it's a pishing scam or a real warning, but I thought I'd better pass it on in either event. To warn about either a potential leak or a potential scam.
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:44 PM   #4
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smells like phish to me!
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:13 PM   #5
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It could be. I don't know. Either way better forewarned than not I think. If it is real then others will know to check to make sure their info. is safe and if not then they will no not to accidentally give away info. that could lead to troubles down the road.
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:16 PM   #6
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I've had no warnings.
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:32 PM   #7
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"To help protect you , we have made your 3 Bureau Credit Check available today at no charge. Please be aware that your free credit check include free credit score and all detailed credit information!"

The above I copied from your post. Thats a red flag in my book....doesn't sound like anything Amazon would do.

I've been on and off Amazon all day for school stuff...nothing of the sort has popped up.
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:41 PM   #8
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:19 PM   #9
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Well I didn't click on anything for a free check. I went to Amazon and my bank's website to check at those sites. It doesn't surprise me that it might be pishing. I once got an email (that was supposed to be from Ebay) that didn't look right. They had misspelled something that sent red flags up for me. There is always someone out there willing to take advantage of others via the net I'm sure. Forewarned is forearmed.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:47 PM   #10
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Did it look like this?

Phisherman.
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