Cybercriminals are sending out thousands of fake "Amazon Prime Membership is Set to Renew" emails like the one below. Therefore, recipients are asked not to click on the links in these emails because they will be taken to a fake Amazon website. On the fake website, visitors will be asked to sign-in with their Amazon account credentials. And, if they do, their account credentials will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the fake emails.
This is why Amazon customers asked to go directly to www.amazon.com and sign in to their account from there, instead of clicking on a link that may take them to a phishing website.
For Amazon customers who have already been tricked by the scam, it is recommended that they change their password immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently.
The "Amazon Prime Membership is Set to Renew" Scam
From: "Amazon Prime" - email@example.com
Date: 4 November 2020 at 21:35:35 GMT
Subject: Amazon Prime Notification: [Membership Update] You need to take action for your membership.
Please update your information
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Your Prime Membership is set to renew on
Nov 4, 2020
We've noticed that the billing associated with your account is no longer valid. To Update the default card or choose new one for your Membership, please use this link or click on the button bellow and follow the one-screen instructions.
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Wednesday, September 16 at 12 PM EDT
To prevent interruption of your benefits, we will try charging other active cards associated with your account. And if we can't process the charge of your membership fee, Your Prime membership will be suspended.
The Prime Support Team