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Phishing Scam Targets Amazon Customers

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Beware of a new phishing scam with e-mails that appear to be from Amazon.com. They look like this:

Dear Customer,

Some information on your account appears to be missing or incorrect.
Please update your information promptly so that you can continue to enjoy
all the benefits of your Amazon account.
If you don't update your information within 03 days, we'll limit what you can do with your Amazon account.

[update]

If you need help logging in, go to our Help Center by clicking the Help link located in the upper right-hand corner of any Amazon page. .

Sincerely,

Amazon

Amazon will not contact customers that way. E-mails from Amazon address customers by name.

If you receive an e-mail that looks like this, do not click on the link, and delete it. You can also forward the offending message to stop-spoofing [at] amazon.com.

Amazon advises customers, “Don't open any attachments or click any links from suspicious e-mails. If you've already opened an attachment or clicked a suspicious link, go to Protect Your System.” Then change your Amazon password.

If you believe you may have entered your credit card number on a malicious Web site, contact your issuing bank immediately. Then install anti-software or anti-malware software from a reputable company on your computer. Then run a full scan of your computer.

Amazon states that suspicious e-mails often contain (1) an order confirmation for an item you didn't purchase or an attachment to an order confirmation; (2) requests for your Amazon.com username and/or password, or other personal information; (3) requests to update payment information; (4) links to Web sites that look like Amazon.com but are not Amazon.com; (5) contain attachments or prompts to install software on your computer; (6) uncharacteristic typos or grammatical errors; and (7) forged e-mail addresses that to the unobservant reader appear to be from Amazon, but have an Internet Service Provider other than @amazon.com.

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