Amazon users, the "Amazon Account Verification" email below, which claim your Amazon account billing information needs to be verified, is a fake. The fake email message is being sent by cybercriminals, and the links in it goes 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 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 Fake "Amazon Account Verification" Email
From: "Amazon" <email@example.com>
Date: March 16, 2019 at 5:43:24 PM MST
To: Recipients <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Amazon account verification
It has come to our attention that your Billing Information records are recently changed.
That requires you to verify your Billing Information, To verify your billing information,Please click on verification below to confirm your billing information.
Failure to abide by these instructions may subject you to amazon account restrictions or inactivity.
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