This email, which purports to be from the Amazon Accounts Team, claims that your Amazon account has been limited after a security check.
Supposedly, there is a problem with your account and you must confirm some of your information. The email urges you to click a “Verify Now” button to supply the information and activate your account.
However, the email is not from Amazon and your account access has not been limited as claimed. Instead, the email is a phishing scam designed to steal your personal and financial information.
If you click the button, you will be taken to a fraudulent website designed to look like a real Amazon web page. Once on the fake page, you will be asked to log in and then supply your credit card details and other personal information.
After you supply the requested details on the fake site, you’ll see a message claiming that you have successfully verified the account and lifted the access limit.
But, now, the scammers can collect the information you supplied and use it to hijack your Amazon account, commit credit card fraud, and steal your identity.
Criminals continually target Amazon customers with scam emails like this one. It is always safest to login to your Amazon account by entering the address into your browser’s address bar.
You can report Amazon phishing scams via the reporting email address listed on the company’s website.
An example of the scam email:
Subject: Important Information from AmazonDear Customer,
As Amazon account holder, and valued customer, due to security check
Your account access has been limited for the following reason
- We need to confirm some of your account information.
- face a problem in the the account . And for that you must follow the steps To activate the account.
SincerlyAmazon Accounts Team