Our truck-driving friend, Connie the Big-Rig Wrangler, reports that she received an email from Amazon saying some order she’d made had been sent. Since she orders a lot of stuff from Amazon, she thought it was routine and…yes! clicked on the attachment.
Her computer is at Best Buy now, supposedly to be returned in five days or a week or…whenever.
This is a current scam. The email appears blank but contains an attachment, either a zip file or a .docm file. If you open the attachment, the zip file unloads malware into your computer. The .docm file tries to trick you into installing a malicious macro. Some of these install ransomware, and others install malware that can steal data such as bank account and credit card numbers.
Amazon does not send out blank emails. If you get anything like this, delete it immediately without clicking on any attachments.