The "Amazon Account Locked" Phishing Scams Being Sent by Cybercriminals

The Amazon Account Locked Phishing Scams Being Sent by Cybercriminals

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Amazon users, be aware of fake "Account Locked" emails like the one below, which claim your Amazon accounts have been locked for security reasons. 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.

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 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.


Amazon Support

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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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  • January 2, 2020 at 5:55 PM by an anonymous user from Saginaw, Michigan, United States

    I just got one of these emails today. It claimed my account was locked. Of course when I signed in to my account I discovered it was not true. The tip off was the email address was not a amazon address.


  • December 9, 2019 at 2:43 PM by info

    "From: "Amazon" <>

    Date: 9 December 2019 at 17:25:41 GMT

    Subject: Locked

    Customer Support

    Dear Customer,

    We have faced some problems with your account, So Please update your account details. If you do not update your account within 24 hours (from opening this email) will be officially permanently disabled.

    Update Now

    We hope to see you again soon."

    Here is another scam.


  • January 11, 2019 at 3:32 PM by an anonymous user from Largo, Florida, United States

    Got the phishing text message today, it reminded me to go enable Two-Factor authentication on my amazon account. Probably not the outcome the scammers wanted. lol


  • January 7, 2019 at 3:08 PM by an anonymous user from Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

    Received this:

    === ===

    Date: 1/7/2019 (1:35pm EST):

    Subject: <Subject: Amazon! Account Lock!

    Please fill in the details>

    Amazon! Account lock! Please fill in the details hxxp://66d96983cf.cd19f7647c JtSewm/MbxXP.html?e=[myphonenumber] &kYh6lb-Qp5blkg

    === ===

    Someone should give these people a "STUPID" sign.


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The "Amazon Account Locked" Phishing Scams Being Sent by Cybercriminals