Amazon eMail Phishing Scam
Updated Post: There’s a nasty Amazon Phishing Scam being sent out. Be sure you don’t fall for it.
You can see what the phishing email looks like (safely) by opening this unedited image of my email inbox.
Here are some resources to fight phishing:Antiphishing.org and MS: How to recognize phishing scams and fraudulent e-mails
Update: there’s a follow up phishing attack email you might get a couple days later. The included links to the phishing server are not shown here, but the email states:
Hello from Amazon.com!
As a precaution, we’ve reset your Amazon.com because you may
have been subject to a “phishing” scam.
Here’s how phishing works:
A scam artist sends an e-mail, which is designed to look like it came
from a reputable company such as a bank, financial institution, or
retailer like Amazon.com, but is in fact a forgery. These e-mails
direct you to a web site that looks remarkably similar to the
reputable company’s web site, where you are asked to provide account
information such as your e-mail address . Since that web
site is actually controlled by the phisher.
Go to amazon.com/phish
to read more about ways to protect yourself from phishing.
To regain access to your Amazon customer account:
1. Go to “Your Account” link at the top of
our web site.
2. Please sign in to your Amazon account and update your billing information:
3. If your account information is not update, your account on Amazon will be terminated.