According to this email, which claims to be from the “Assistance Center” at Amazon, the company is missing some information for your account.
Supposedly, Amazon needs to collect “certain information” from you to apply with applicable laws and keep your account secure. The email urges you to click a link to see what information you need to provide. It asks that you send the missing information by a specified date a few days hence.
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Once on the bogus site, you will be asked to enter your Amazon email address, your account password, your credit card details, your name and contact details, and other identifying information.
All of this information can be collected by criminals and used to hijack your Amazon account, commit fraud with your credit card, and steal your identity.
The supposed compliance date varies in different incarnations of the scam email.
There have been many versions of these Amazon phishing scams.
Be wary of any email that looks like it was sent by Amazon and claims that you must click a link or open an attachment to deal with a supposed account, purchase, shipping, or security issue.
Always check your Amazon account and review any transactions by entering the Amazon address into your browser’s address bar and logging in or via a trusted app. This is safer than clicking an email link.
The Amazon website includes information about how to identify and report phishing scams like this one.
A screenshot of the scam email:
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