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Malwarebytes says that Phishing Email Scam Strikes Customers of Amazon

Malwarebytes, the security firm, has recognized a new scam email that is trying to dupe recipients in disclosing their personal information of their "Amazon" accounts.

Notably, Amazon is a well-known American multinational e-commerce company with its headquartered at Seattle, Washington, United States.

The address of the email message is "amazoon (at) team (dot) fr" with subject line reading as "Verify Your Amazoon Account." The email message contains a logo of Amazon and unclear directions to confirm the user's account's details by clicking on the word "Manage", that is, hyperlinked.

When crooks embezzle someone's financial details or seize an account, they are not generally "hacking" but simply trying to trick genuine users into divulging their own account login details.

However, criminals usually try a little better than this. Besides, the spelling errors in this email message that are very much visible, these "Amazoon" emails have all warning signs of phishing like: the appeal to authenticate an account without any specific reason, a vague warning of closing account without any specific reason, an erroneous email address domain name (in this case, team.fr in place of amazon.com) and an implanted URL which seems to lead you to website of Amazon.

The e-commerce giant (referring to Amazon) clearly announces on its official website that it will never ask its users their personal information.

You must always be very cynical of unsolicited emails, especially those coming from Internet services. Security firm Malwarebytes advises double-checking the email addresses from where they have been dispatched and never trust any official message with spelling mistakes.

Therefore, if you receive a suspicious (sometimes called phishing) e-mail, you should immediately delete it and report to Amazon about the suspicious email.

Conclusively, various phishing emails from Amazon are making rounds for quite sometime which indicate that scammers are continuously targeting Amazon like various other high-end companies (Google, Yahoo, Apple and Ebay). Some email scams that happened earlier and impersonated Amazon, informed recipients that their orders had been rejected but neither of them (scam email) gave any particular reason, nor threaten to terminate the account.

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