Lookalike scams take legitimate business colors, logos and artwork and use them to fool unsuspecting victims. About six months ago, we blogged about a scam that used the Amazon.com logo in an email ruse of an “order cancellation notice.”
The scam email comes from an Amazon.com lookalike email address, such as firstname.lastname@example.org, and has the subject line “Your Cancellation” and an order number. The email tells the recipient their “order has been successfully canceled” and provides a summary of the order.
In this case, Center for Ethics at Better Business Bureau director Erika Lehman blogs about the encounter she had with a lookalike email she received.By Erika Lehman/ Center for Ethics at BBB