Sep 24, 2019 | Cyber Security

Amazon Phishing Scam

Howard Freeman

Howard Freeman


A phishing scam that’s trying to trick Amazon customers into handing over their account credentials, personal information, and financial details is happening now. The phishing emails purport to be notifications from Amazon informing the recipient that they need to update their information within twenty-four hours or their account will be permanently disabled.

When a victim clicks the “Update Now” button in the email, they’ll be taken to a convincing imitation of an Amazon login page. After the victim enters their credentials, the phishing page will present a form for them to input their name, address, city, state, ZIP code, phone number, and date of birth. Next, they’ll be asked to provide their credit card and bank account information.

Finally, the phishing site informs the victim that their account has been recovered and says they’ll be automatically logged out. The victim is then redirected to the real Amazon website.

We suggest you send employees, friends and family an email about this Amazon Phishing Scam.

“The bad guys are targeting Amazon customers, urgently claiming that you need to update your information within twenty-four hours or your account will be permanently disabled. They count on you getting worried and quickly act without thinking it through.

The email has several red flags like typing error and bad grammar. However, even if the emails are perfect—which they often are these days—it is a bad idea to click on the link in the email. Always, you should go directly to Amazon using your web browser and see if your account has any notifications. Think Before You Click.”

This is a typical behaviour of scammers. They try to create a sense of urgency and cause users to panic. People to day are very busy and they rush into things without checking. Don’t get caught out by these scammers. If you already have been, immediately contact your card provider(s) and Amazon.


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