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BestBuy Order Fraud Alert Hoax

BestBuy Order Fraud Alert Hoax

Discovered:
June 19, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007



The following hoax message has been sent by email. The message included links that appeared to be from BestBuy. However, if you clicked the links, you would be sent to a page that does not belong to BestBuy. This Web hosting company has removed this page.


Recently we have received an order made by using your personal credit card information.
This order was made online at our official BestBuy website on 06/19/2003.
Our Fraud Department has some suspicions regarding this order and we need you to visit a special Fraud Department page at our web store where you can confirm or decline this transaction by providing us with the correct information.
This e-mail address has been taken from National Credit Bureau.

Click the link below to visit a special Fraud Department page to resolve the cause of the problem.
<URL removed>.


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ORDER# 1095619 - STATUS: SUSPENDED
ITEMS PURCHASED
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Item No: 73890
CDA-9815 In-Dash CD Player/Ai-Changer Controller
Price: $387.65 Qty: 2 Total: $775.3
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The order listed above has not yet been processed.
The reason for the delay in processing your order is:

- UNVERIFIED SHIPPING ADDRESS

- Information provided:
Shipping
<Shipping address removed>

In our effort to deter fraudulent transactions, we need your help in providing us with the correct information. Your prompt response is needed to avoid any unauthorized charges to your credit card.

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Click the link below to visit a special Fraud Department page to resolve the cause of the problem.
<URL removed>.
Please ignore any messages regarding this hoax and do not pass on messages. Passing on messages about the hoax only serves to further propagate it.
Writeup By: Tony Conneff