Confirm Your Amazon Information Phishing Scam
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Date: 12 May 2007
From: "Amazon" <email@example.com>>
Subject: Security Information
Dear Amazon® member,
We are contacting you to inform you that our Account Review Team identified some unusual activity in your account. In accordance with Amazon's User Agreement and to ensure that your account has not been compromised, access to your account was limited. Your account access will remain limited until this issue has been resolved. To secure your account and quickly restore full access, we may require some additional information from you for the following reason: We have been notified that a card associated with your account has been reported as lost or stolen, or that there were additional problems with your card.
This process is mandatory, and if not completed within the nearest time your account or credit card may be subject for temporary suspension.
To securely confirm your Amazon information please click on the link bellow:
We encourage you to log in and perform the steps necessary to restore your account access as soon as possible. Allowing your account access to remain limited for an extended period of time may result in further limitations on the use of your account and possible account closure.
For more information about how to protect your account please visit Amazon Security Center. We apologize for any incovenience this may cause, and we apriciate your assistance in helping us to maintain the integrity of the entire Amazon system.
Thank you for using Amazon!
The Amazon Team
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The red highlighted text and the red link is typical phishing scammer characteristics. Every professional organisation knows that it is foolish to change the conventional colour used for a hyperlink. This is most probably done to draw attention to the link. The deviation from the standard norm, in this case the colour of the link, is often a sign of fraudulent intent. One also wonders what is the purpose of highlighting the words: Account Review Team?