Shopping on Amazon is extremely popular both with consumers and scammers seeking to exploit Amazon’s popularity.  I have warned you many times over the years about scammers who send various types of phishing emails which purport to be from Amazon attempting to lure you into either clicking on links which can download malware, such as ransomware or providing personal information that can be used to make you a victim of identity theft.

The latest Amazon phishing scam starts with an email that appears to come from Amazon informing you that your account has been “locked” because your account has been accessed by unauthorized devices.  You are prompted to verify personal information, however, if you provide the personal information, you will be providing the personal information to a scammer who will use the information to make you a victim of identity theft.

Here is a copy of the email presently being circulated

Dear xxx@comcast.net

We have lοcĸed your account because our service detected two unauthorized devices From Ireland. Our service has protected your account from someone who accessed your account from another devices and location.

Before someone can change your account information or order some item with your credit / debit card bill. For your security , We have verify your account.

Verify

Thank you for your concern.

Sincerely,

Services Team

 


Amazon Services. Inc. is a subsidiary of Amazon.com. Inc. Amazon.com is a registered trademark of Amazon.com, Inc. This message was produced and distributed by Amazon Services Inc.. 410 Terry Ave. North. Seattle. WA 98109-5210

 

TIPS

While this is a legitimate appearing email that uses a legitimate appearing Amazon logo, the grammar and punctuation is faulty which often is an indication that this is a phishing email originating in a country where English is not the primary language. There are a number of other  indications that this is a phishing email. Legitimate emails from Amazon would  be directed to you by name rather than being addressed to your email address as this phishing email was (the email address was removed by me when posting this Scam of the day as was the link to verify your information). Most tellingly, this phishing email is sent from an address that has no relation to Amazon. If you receive an email like this and think it may possibly be legitimate, merely call the  customer service number for Amazon where you can confirm that it is a scam.

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