I was reading about some hackery trickery involving Amazon accounts. The bad guy needs to know your name, mailing address, and email address. They do an online chat with Amazon and pretend to be you to get an order number from something you bought recently. Then they ask Amazon for a free replacement of that order. As it’s being shipped, they ask them to change the receiving address to another US address. The US address turns out to be a company that forwards packages to other countries. So if you get a mysterious email from Amazon about a replacement order that you never asked for, this might have happened to you. This guy has more.

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