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Beware of "Your Amazon.com Account is Now Limited" Scams

2018-02-28T01:57:18  +
Beware of "Your Amazon.com Account is Now Limited" Scams

Amazon users, be aware of fake emails like the ones below, which claim your Amazon accounts have been limited. The fake email messages are being sent by cybercriminals, and the links in them go to phishing websites that steal personal and financial information, go to malicious websites that infect computers or mobile devices with malware, go to fraudulent websites that will ask visitors to complete surveys that the cybercriminals behind the scam will get paid for, or go to websites that ask visitors to buy counterfeit or fake products or services.

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Therefore, Amazon users are asked never to click on links in email messages that claim that their Amazon accounts have been limited. They should instead, go directly to www.amazon.com and sign into their accounts from there. This will prevent Amazon users from clicking on malicious links that go to phishing or malicious websites.

Sample of a "Your Amazon.com Account is Now Limited" Scam

From: "Amazon.com" <aws-setting-up15@comcast.net>

Date: December 21, 2017 at 9:27:15 AM CST

Subject: Your Amazon.com account is now limited!

Dear value customer,

Your Amazon.com account is now pending for verification.

Therefore your account has been limited.

To avoid deletion of your account please use the link bellow:

Update My Account Status!

Copyright Amazon 2017|Message-ID:710279903871119TRR

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  • Posted: Sep 11, 2018 at 4:29 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Amazon Services [mailto:jusuje124@comcast.net]
    Sent: Monday, September 10, 2018 2:54 PM
    Subject: You are now limited on Amazon, update required!

    Dear valued customer,

    Your Amazon.com account does not pass the latest security check.
    Therefore your account must be updated.
    To avoid deletion please use the link bellow:

    Update My Account Status!

    Copyright Amazon 2018|Message-ID:723686803867HY"

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 16, 2018 at 7:14 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Amazon .com"
    Date: July 16, 2018 at 3:02:02 AM EDT
    Subject: You have been limited on Amazon!
    Reply-To: "Amazon .com"

    Your Amazon.com account does not pass the latest security check."

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 8, 2018 at 5:19 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Amazon.com"
    Date: March 8, 2018 at 11:43:04 EST
    Subject: Your Amazon.com account is now limited!
    Reply-To: "Amazon.com"

    Dear value customer,

    Your Amazon.com account does not pass the latest security check.
    Therefore your account must be updated.
    To avoid deletion please use the link bellow:

    Update My Account Status!

    Copyright Amazon 2018|Message-ID:88823300192255342GLA"

    delete


  • Posted: Mar 7, 2018 at 2:04 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Forwarded Message --------
    Subject: Your Amazon.com account is now limited!
    Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2018 11:27:06 -0600 (CST)
    From: Amazon.com
    Reply-To: Amazon.com

    Dear value customer,

    Your Amazon.com account does not pass the latest security check.
    Therefore your account must be updated.
    To avoid deletion please use the link bellow:

    Update My Account Status!

    Copyright Amazon 2018|Message-ID:88823300192255342GLA

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 22, 2018 at 2:27 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Rochester, New York, United States

    I just received one and deleted it. I hope that they are not in my computer. I did not enter any information on my Amazon site.

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 8, 2018 at 11:42 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Amazon.Com"
    Date: February 8, 2018 at 4:08:47 PM CST
    Subject: Your Amazon.com account is now limited!

    Dear value customer,

    Your Amazon.com account is now pending for verification.
    Therefore your account has been limited.
    To avoid deletion of your account please use the link bellow:

    Update My Account Status!

    Copyright Amazon 2018|Message-ID:92305443892913PWLQ"

    delete


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