Your Account Has Been Frozen Temporarily - Amazon Phishing Scam
November 14, 2014
The email message below: "Your Account Has Been Frozen Temporarily," is a phishing scam and was not sent by Amazon. The scam was designed to steal Amazon users' username and password, by attempting to trick them into opening the attached Amazon phishing form and entering their Amazon username and password on it, which will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind it.
Please continue reading below.
The Amazon Phishing Scam
Subject: Your Account Has Been Frozen Temporarily
Your account has been frozen temporarily in order to protect it. The account will continue to be frozen and your password locked until it is approved.
This will help protect you in the future. THe process does not take more than 5 minutes.
To proceed to confrim your acocunt information please follow the instructions that will required.
TO get started, please use the link below:
Do not open the attachment or follow the instructions in the email message. If you receive any email message like the one above, please go directly to amazon's website and sign into your account from there. If there is anything wrong with your Amazon account it will be shown ot you after signing into your account.
The email message contains an attachment, which is a phishing Amazon HTML form that will send your Amazon username and password to the cybercriminals behind the scam, if you enter your information on the same form and submit it.
Never click on a link in an email message to sign or log into your Amazon account, and always look at your web browser's address bar to ensure that you are on amazon's website and not some other fake or phishing website.
If you have already submitted your information on the fake Amazon form, please change your Amazon password immediately, because with your Amazon's username and password, these scammers will hijack your account.
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