I received a rightfully concerned email from a group asking if I was the one that made the newegg purchase referenced in the email. The email (as displayed in my text mail program) looked like this:
From: NewEgg Support To: email@example.com ReplyTo: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Jun 5, 2008 3:20 PM Subject: You order in process! Good day, info! Thanks for you order! ASUS 20X DVDąR DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T - Retail $919.45 You can check order status at the folowing link: http://www.newegg.com/mi?l=I6WC70R53692IL9KF74YV52213EL9N975LD3QS <http://www.newegg.com.id130UOZ27719H368VP0.102354124.cn/sen/index.php> Best regards, Support NewEgg.
My response via email got canned as spam. Sigh. So here it is via the web:
I think this is an email scam. The link in the email that you forwarded is: http://www.newegg.com/mi?l=I6WC70R53692IL9KF74YV52213EL9N975LD3QS +<http://www.newegg.com.id130UOZ27719H368VP0.102354124.cn/sen/index.php> The first part looks like a legit newegg.com URL. The second part (in angle brackets) is typically the part that you will be re-directed to if you click on the link. It specifies a different server: http://www.newegg.com.id130UOZ27719H368VP0.102354124.cn The .cn top level domain belongs to china. If you go to that page, it redirects you to a different page: http://106384234523.cn/ulp/check.php That pages displays nothing (but, based on the name, might record the details of your IP address or browser). The web page http://106384234523.cn seems to belong to a consulting firm. I would suggest calling newegg.com to report the email and to ensure that nothing was actually billed - but the whole things seems pretty fishy to me. Jamie