Bogus e-mails traded on Amazon's name

Friday, 30 August 2002, 2:09 AM EST

Always question an order you can't remember making. And never, ever give out your credit-card number for an online transaction you didn't initiate.

That's the sage advice being given to hundreds of Amazon.com customers who recently received bogus e-mails that referred to phantom orders.

The bogus e-mails, designed to appear as though they were acknowledgments for orders from Amazon.com, apparently were aimed at getting unsuspecting consumers to reveal their credit card information.

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