State Attorney Phil Archer Issues Scam Alert About Amazon Phishing Scam
By State Attorney Phil Archer // January 4, 2017
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Beware if your inbox has a purported e-mail from Amazon with this subject line: “Your Amazon.com order cannot be shipped.” That email is most likely a phishing attempt.
The e-mail usually contains this message:
Hello, There was a problem processing your order. You will not be able to access your account or place orders with us until we confirm your information. Click here to confirm your account. We ask that you not open new accounts as any order you place may be delayed. For more details, read our Amazon Prime Terms & Conditions.
Unsuspecting recipients who click on the provided link for “account confirmation” will be directed to a fake but convincing “Amazon” webpage where they are asked to re-enter their names, address and credit card information.
The whole thing is a sham, of course, and if you enter your information and click “Save & Continue,” it is game over, the scammers will now have everything they need.
To keep your suspicion down, they will even redirect you to the real Amazon website when the phishing process is complete.
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