This phishing example was sent to us in the form of a Amazon Kindle order confirmation email. This email has all the hallmarks of a phishing scam.
1.) The user did not order anything from Amazon
2.) The billing address does not belong to the user
3.) When your mouse hovers over the book title link the URL that is displayed goes to hxxp://homesport.co.nz/… Not Amazon
When you receive this type of email and are not sure if it is real, do the following:
1.) Do not click on any links in the email. Instead manually log into the website. In this case, the user would type in www.Amazon.com into their web browser and log directly into their account
2.) Hover over any links in the email to reveal the true URL of link. The link may say Amazon.com but the URL is for a phishing site.
3.) Delete the email and end the threat. Do not forward it along.
There is not much you can do to stop phishing emails. The best course of action is to identify them when they arrive and delete them from your inbox.
If you have any questions about identifying phishing emails you have received please contact the Service Desk at help @ neu.edu or 617-373-4357.
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