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"Amazon Suspicious Activites on Your Account" Phishing Scams

Amazon customers are asked to be aware of fake email messages like the one below which are being sent by cyber criminals. The fake email messages falsely claim that suspicious activities have been noticed on the recipients' accounts and they need to click on the link in the same email message in order to protect their accounts. But, the links in the email messages go to a fake or phishing website that will ask visitors to sign-in with their Amazon credentials and submit their personal and credit card information for confirmation purposes. And, any information submitted on the fake or phishing website will be sent to cyber criminals behind the scam, who will use the stolen information to gain access to their potential victims’ Amazon accounts and use them fraudulently.

Amazon Suspicious Activites on Your Account Phishing Scams
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A Sample of the "Amazon Suspicious Activites on Your Account" Phishing Scam

Suspicious activies on your account

Tue 18/07/2017 17:27

From: Amazon

We recently noticed potentially suspicious activities on your account and need to confirm that you authourize all the recently changes.

Please confirm your details now to help protect your Amazon account from unauthourized access. We have restricted your online access, which will remain in effect.

In order to safeguard your account, we require that you confirm your card and address details. To help speed up this process, please access the following link so we can complete the verification.

Click here to Confirm

Sincerely,

Amazon Team

Amazon customers who were tricked into visiting the phishing website and submitting their information on it, should change their Amazon passwords immediately, check their accounts for discrepancies, and report any found to Amazon. They should also let their banks know that they were tricked into submitting their credit card information on a phishing website.

To prevent phishing scams, Amazon customers should not click on links in email messages to sign into their accounts. They should always go directly to Amazon’ website (www.amazon.com) and sign into their accounts from there. Once they are signed in, they can check their accounts for purchases and view important notifications.

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  • September 1, 2020 at 1:05 PM by an anonymous user from: Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    I got a phone call from a fake Amazon 1-862-224-4455, with a recording stating he was an amazon employee and gave employee# That there is suspicious activity on my account and we have been charged for $372. If we did not make this purchase press 1, I just hung up, Checked my account, no activity for 2 months.

  • July 25, 2020 at 11:37 PM by an anonymous user from: Lewisburg, West Virginia, United States

    help me not be locked out of amazon because of suspicious activity

    • July 25, 2020 at 11:39 PM by info

      The email is a scam. Always go directly to www.amazon.com and sign in to your account, instead of clicking on a link.

  • April 21, 2020 at 2:06 PM by info

    "From: Amazon <valesci1@nycap.rr.com>

    Date: 21 April 2020 at 11:18:05 AM GMT-5

    Subject: Action Required Important information about your Amazon account.

    Reply-To: "Amazon" <valesci1@nycap.rr.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 2020|Message-ID:7328423496593SRG"

    Here is another scam.

  • December 6, 2019 at 11:39 AM by an anonymous user from: Gardnerville, Nevada, United States

    We are getting phone calls from a 208 area code saying they are Amazon and a suspicious charge of $799.00 for an Apple I phone... choice of hitting #2 on phone to cancel the order. No way to know if this is legitimate. I check my

    Amazon account and no charges... called three times today.

  • October 7, 2019 at 1:48 PM by an anonymous user from: Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

    changed my visa card details when I placed a order no 6034052. when I checked, no order placed in any department .Im worried I may have given personal details to the wrong site

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"Amazon Suspicious Activites on Your Account" Phishing Scams