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Amazon Phishing Email.

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From another website:

I've just had my first phishing attempt using Amazon as a vehicle. Although the wording is similar to all the other scams, the fact of using Amazon which doesn't immediately strike people as a bank details scam is clever.

Wording follows:


Dear Amazon member,

Due to concerns we have for the safety and integrity of the Amazon community we have issued this warning.

Per the User Agreement, Section 9, we may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership and refuse to provide our services to you if we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us. We may also take these actions if we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us.

Please follow the link below:


and update your account information.

We apreciate your support and understanding, as we work together to keep Amazon market a safe place to trade.

Thank you for your attention on this serious matter.


Amazon Safety Department

NOTE: This message was sent to you by an automated e-mail system. Please don't reply to it. Amazon treats your personal information with the utmost care, and our Privacy Policy is designed to protect you and your information.

By the way, the obvious phishing alerts are:

(1) not addressed personally but to Dear Amazon member

(2) address the link takes you to ends in .encrypted-inquiry.cn so despite appearing to go to www.amazon.com, it actually takes you to a chinese scam site.

Unusually for scam e-mails, it is almost grammatically perfect and that makes it harder for the uninitiated to spot.

Be careful out there!


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Thanks for tha warning. I have emailed amazon in the hope that they will email a warning to all there customers.

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We got one of those from a 'bank' once. :o

Because we didn't have an account with that bank it was easy for us to spot, but whoever did put the whole scam together did a good job.

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