I just received an email from what appeared to be Woot (WootBot) stating that I should change my password because I used the same email address in my Gawker account (that was hacked) that I used for my Woot Account. The email looks legit, and even has a code at the end for $5 off my next woot purchase. However, when I mouse over the link provided to go to the password change site it actually would take me somewhere else (list-manage.com/track). Well, there’s actually more to the URL than that, but it all seems very “phishy” to me, and I thought I’d give you guys a heads up. Because if it’s fake you may want to warn people about phishing attempts, if you haven’t already.
How can I get a code for a coupon? I want to purchase something from the kids.woot, and have searching for a little while.
Go to my account at the top of the page and sign up for the W00T newsletter. That should do it.
Well darn then.
My email address was among the hacked but I didn’t get an email from woot or a coupon code
I wish, I get the letter, but I didn’t get a coupon…
It only went to those Wooters whose email address matched those listed with the Gawker incident. No match, no letter/coupon.
I didn’t get one either.