Amazon Users Targeted in Phishing Scam

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Hackers are targeting Amazon shoppers with authentic-looking phishing emails that attempt to obtain personal and banking information.

Amazon users are receiving an email that says a recently-placed order wasn’t processed. The message may say something like: “Amazon is having issues with your order. You will not be able to access your account or make future purchases until we confirm your password and login email address. Click here to confirm.”

On clicking the link the user is redirected to an Amazon page that appears trustworthy.  The fraudulent domain likely has nothing to do with Amazon or may be a slight variation of www.amazon.com.

The user is led to more pages that ask for sensitive information, purporting to be an account verification process. Data such as credit card account number, Amazon password and home address is requested.

“If you received correspondence regarding an order you didn’t place, it likely wasn’t from Amazon.com,” the company warns on its website.