Amazon Scam Email – Don’t Open!

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The Latest Amazon Scam Email

Your Amazon order cannot be shipped

Scam emails are big business for fraudsters, a new Amazon scam email is doing the rounds.  Amazon is a hugely popular website for shopping online.  Over the coming weeks with people Christmas shopping and with one of the biggest money spending weeks in the retailers calendar ‘Black Friday’ starting soon a lot of people will be placing orders with the mighty shopping giant that is Amazon.

Just in time comes a very convincing spoof email by scammers posing as Amazon,  popping up in inboxes all over the place, both to Amazon account holders and non-members.  With a lot of Amazon customers taking advantage of all the ‘Black Friday’ bargains and ‘Cyber Monday’ deals a lot of people will be placing orders.  The scammers are hoping to catch people out by playing on Amazon’s popularity over the coming weeks and bombarding inboxes with spoof emails with the intent purpose to steal personal and financial from those that are inclined to click the link.

What’s the scam?

The Amazon scam email claims to be from Amazon asking for your urgent attention as there has been a problem with processing the order and as a result it can’t be shipped. “Your Amazon order cannot be shipped” appears as the subject of the email.  The email asks you to click a link to confirm your account and identity in order for the shipping to resume and for you to continue be able to use your account and place further orders.  Once clicked the link takes you to a fraudulent website.  The phishing scam wants to collect your personal and financial information.

Our Advice

Be vigilante, with any email you aren’t too sure about it’s always a good idea to visit and log into the site directly rather than through an email link.  If you receive this Amazon scam email our best advice is DON’T OPEN and DON’T REPLY to it.  Report any suspicious email you receive to Action Fraud and also directly to Amazon.

Remember:  Amazon will never ask its customers for any of the following personal and sensitive details via email:

  • Amazon password
  • Bank account or PIN number
  • Credit card number and 3 digit security code
  • National Insurance number
  • Any information that can identify you, such as your mother’s maiden name, name of first pet, place of birth

 

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