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Amazon Under-Siege as Fraudsters Fake Receipts

Amazon Under-Siege as Fraudsters Fake Receipts

Amazon retailers are being targeted by fraudsters who have created a custom-built a program that generates fakes receipts for nonexistent orders, according to researchers from GFI Software.

The program is designed to create a customised HTML file that closely resembles an actual Amazon.com receipt, wrote Christopher Boyd, senior threat researcher, on GFI's blog.

A fraudster can fill out the date, item, price, order number and address among other information. Users also have the option of selecting specific Amazon portals, including ".com," ".co.uk," ".fr" and ".ca."

When the "generate" button is clicked, a file is placed in the computer's program folder which is nearly identical to the "printable order summary" on a legitimate receipt, Boyd wrote.

Amazon retailers are being targeted by fraudsters who have created a custom-built a program that generates fakes receipts for nonexistent orders, according to researchers from GFI Software.

The program is designed to create a customised HTML file that closely resembles an actual Amazon.com receipt, wrote Christopher Boyd, senior threat researcher, on GFI's blog.

A fraudster can fill out the date, item, price, order number and address among other information. Users also have the option of selecting specific Amazon portals, including ".com," ".co.uk," ".fr" and ".ca."

When the "generate" button is clicked, a file is placed in the computer's program folder which is nearly identical to the "printable order summary" on a legitimate receipt, Boyd wrote.


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