The "Amazon Account Locked" Phishing Scams Being Sent by Cybercriminals
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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.
A Sample of the "Amazon Account Locked" Scam
Sent: Saturday, August 25, 2018 10:22 AM
Subject: Verify your identity !
Amazon Account Locked
Dear Amazon Member,
Your Amazon account has been locked for security reasons. To unlock it, you must verify your identity. To protect your information, we restrict access to your billing details to a team of account specialists. Our Customer Service team cannot access these details or share more information about this issue. They can only verify that we sent this request.
We ask that you not open new accounts because any order that you place may be delayed.
Unlock Account >>
Please do not respond to this email, as responses to this message will not be answered.
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Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.
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