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May 6 2012   1:49PM GMT

Canadian drugstore spam poses as Amazon order cancellation

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun


Last week, I started to get emails in my Yahoo! mail, purportedly from, about a cancellation of my order. I figured these were bogus and confirmed this when my wife got identical emails. I decided to dig a bit deeper to see what they really were all about. Here’s a recent one:

Dear Customer,

Your order has been successfully canceled. For your reference, here's a summary of your order:

You just canceled order 111-219-44774 placed on May 5, 2012.



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The order number and URL for Amazon both linked to a URL pointing to a Canadian drugstore site pitching those familiar male enhancement drugs. Here’s a partial screen shot:

Fortunately, there’s nothing malicious in this URL. It’s just scam drug spam. Put it where it belongs: in the trash.

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