Recently a large number of people have been receiving emails purporting to be from Amazon with “Amazon.com Your Cancellation” in the subject line. Even though the email may appear to be legitimate, it is not. It is just an example of phishing. The email will advise you to click on links in the emails to verify your status. Under no circumstances click on any links or open any attachments. Downloading an attachment or clicking on a link inside the phony email can result in malware being installed on your computer that can read all of your computer’s contents including important personal information that can lead to identity theft. Also, do not respond to the email by providing any information asked. That too can lead to you becoming a victim of identity theft.
The real Amazon.com will never send you an unsolicited attachment nor will it ever ask you to reply with personal information. The real Amazon.com will not ask you to verify account information through a link in the email. If you do have a present active order with Amazon or any question whether such an email is legitimate, merely go to www.amazon.com, click into “Your Account” and you can get proper information.
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