Order confirmation scam

You have just received an email about an order confirmation but you did not ordered anything. It is probably a scam

While you were checking your e-mail inbox, you are surprised by one of a new email you have received dealing with an order confirmation.

The title of these e-mails can be “Your order has been accepted”, “Your order has been completed”, “Your order has been successfully processed” or “Your order has been shipped”.

You feel a little anxious as you are opening this email and you find out that this is an order confirmation with a fairly high amount of money. Without waiting, you now open the invoice attached to the email because as far as you remember, you have no clue about what this order can be. But unfortunately for you, you have just fall into the trap. By opening the attachment, you have downloaded a virus that will infect your computer

order confirmation scam
Credit: Petr Kratochvil

As a matter of fact, you did not order anything. In fact, scammers send this email to thousands of recipients and rely on the fact that some will fall into the trap. To get there, the scammers put some fake references in the e-mail header (a fake reference of payment, sometimes a fake credit card number). But above all, they indicate a significant amount of money in relation to this order. So that potential victims rush on the infected attachment.

Below is an example of an order confirmation scam :

Your order has been accepted
Payment Data

Website: redstation.com
Payment reference: 417330634
Total: 320.00 USD
Payment method: VISA
Secondary Brand: Blue e-card
Status: Authorized

Please find attached your invoice reference: FC-408185 bill (File: bill-408185) in ZIP format.
Print or save this email for future reference.
Payment is processed by Ogone.
Ogone ensures that your financial information will be handled according to the highest safety standards.
For any requests or questions about ordering, please contact Prepaid Company.

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  1. I met a girl online, we started talking and decided to meet. She said that she lives at near by my house which is 2134 Gobbert Rd Arlington Hieghts. I was happy to know that she lives near by, I offered her a visit to my house and she started to complete the process online secure dating. Just for her and mine security. Then she asked me to transfer the money through gift cards and prepaid debit cards. I did that and i transfered money first time, after that she demanded another card to transfer and then again and again without meeting me and dating me. I have the cards informations that i used to transfer. The first card was GOBANK, Second was GREENDOT, Third was my own bank Debit card.

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