A new dangerous Amazon e-mail has just landed again in many mailboxes. As a large online retailer, Amazon is not only popular with its customers, but also now with fraudsters.
They use the company name for their schemes in order to make money or steal private data and to do business with it. The goal of the Amazon Mail from Amazon customer service is clear: data phishing.
To make it clear, Amazon does not send this e-mail. The name of the company is being abused in order to steal customer data. There are are deceivers at work!.
Amazon e-mail is a phishing attempt
Even if the Amazon e-mail was written error-free and they used your name to address you, it still may not be genuine: Contacting by e-mail is a common phishing attempt. We have reported about other fraud attempts around Amazon in our blog Amazon fraud with Fake Shops . But what is the current situation?
Amazon e-mail : subject “Account disabled”
In the subject of the Amazon e-mail, it states that the user account has been deactivated due to a system upgrade. It can only be re-enabled by entering the data again. However: if you fail to comply with this request within 14 days, the account will be blocked and a processing fee of 59 Pounds will be due. You will only be charged if you click the button in the e-mail. By now, all alarm bells should be ringing. We can only warn against clicking on the button!
Amazon e-mail leads to secured page
In general we advise you never click on buttons in e-mails. Also, you should always make sure that you are on the Internet with a secure connection – recognizable in the URL at the “s” after the “http”. In the current Amazon e-mails , however if you do actually click the button, you will land on a website with a secure connection. But do not let this confuse you. Also some scam emails will often contain links to websites that look like Amazon.co.uk. But they actually aren’t. The fake website is something like – http://“something”.amazon.co.uk
Phishing mail and more info
The goal of this phishing mail is to ideally hack an Amazon user. However, the Amazon e-mail will be sent to lots of people trying to hook a victim. This is why Amazon customers need to be especially cautious. Basically, it is best to delete this e-mail and never answer the sender. If you do, he will know that your e-mail address really exists and you will probably get inundated with phishing e-mails and similar spam.