Amazon Account Suspension Phishing Scam
PLEASE NOTE: Amazon is NOT responsible for these e-mail scams. Organisations and individuals pretending to be Amazon initiate them. Amazon.com, Amazon, and all related logos are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Amazon, Inc., or its licensors.
Date: 9 February 2007
From: "Amazon" <email@example.com>
Subject: Dear amazon.com customer
Dear amazon.com costumer,
Please note that this suspension does not relieve you of your
Verify your identity
Below are quotes from the e-mail, illustrating how ridiculous the scammers can be and how easy it is to spot the fraud:
'including possible unauthorized listings' - No professional organisation will ever be as vague as this.
'You will have to complete the form below and you will receive our email in 12 hours after clicking "Sign In" link:' - You will receive an e-mail because you clicked on the link, not because you completed the form. Now that is what we call customer service.
'Complete the form below , with all your correct information wroted by you last time you changed / updated your account'. - What form? There is no such word as "wroted" and since they only want your correct information, we assume that they are not interested in your incorrect information.
Do you really believe Amazon will send their customers junk like this?