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Amazon Prime Members Targeted by Email Phishing Scams

submitted 28 days ago by HouTex in "Member's Lounge"
For your own safety, please be aware: Amazon Prime members are being targeted by a new round of phishing scams through very realistic-looking emails. This has happened to me and even to a consumer technology expert quoted in this article - http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.....hing-scam/

The messages always claim there was some sort of problem with your recent purchase or delivery and ask you to resend personal information or just click on a link to resolve it.
Victims are receiving emails like these:
• Thanks for a recent purchase and invitation to write a review in exchange for a $50 "bonus"
• An order confirmation for an item you didn't purchase or an attachment to an order confirmation
• Requests for your Amazon.com username, password, or other personal information
• Requests to update payment information

Recipients should NOT click any links in those messages, because they lead to a spoofed Amazon site that may install a malware infection on your computer or ransomware that can encrypt sensitive files on your device.

If you examine the email header, you'll see the return addresses for legitimate email from Amazon would include amazon.com in the address, so those from any other domain should be reported and deleted. You can forward the scam messages to Amazon at stop-spoofing@amazon.com .

If this happens to you, be sure to change the passwords used for those accounts and then also change the passwords used for the emails linked to them. Learn more about detecting and preventing harm from phishing scams at https://heimdalsecurity.com/bl.....-phishing/

        

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