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Fresh ‘Amazon’ Scam Targets Internet Shoppers

Internauts within Australia, USA and UK were recently attacked with a phishing electronic mail posing as message from Amazon. The fraudulent e-mail asserting as the Internet-based retail major's message was dispatched to a large number of clients worldwide that reportedly told them about a problem existing in dealing out their order. Chroniclelive.co.uk posted this, December 20, 2016.

Worse still, the clients were given one web-link leading onto a site which seemed as associated with Amazon, but actually, it wasn't, while it asked the user for giving his bank details.

Indeed, scammers have no idea regarding if any orders were or weren't made on that fake website. They just base their action upon the happening that just before Christmas when people make last-minute scrambles, numerous shoppers would ask for purchases they don't want to miss under any circumstances.

The website Amazon.co.uk posted that it won't ever request customers to provide information such as their bank account details, National Insurance Number, payment card number, security code or PIN number of their credit card, Amazon.co.uk password, the maiden name of their mother else other information for verifying the shopper's identity.

Meanwhile according to Mary Bach, Chairperson of AARP, the scam works because of Amazon's wide reach. It provides ample opportunity to the scammer for getting in touch with somebody who in minutes back asked for a purchase on the website.

Amazon in a post on its portal states that intermittently shoppers may get electronic mails posing as messages from Amazon that aren't from the real Amazon e-mail A/Cs. Rather they're faked while try to persuade customers for disclosing their sensitive account credentials. The fake electronic mails, also known as 'phishing e-mails' or 'spoof e-mails' appear same as actual e-mails. Many-a-times they connect customers to a fraudulent Internet site which resembles Amazon's website, on which they're directed for providing their password and other account information.

Further according to Amazon, the company regards phishing ventures against its customers with seriousness. Therefore, anybody getting an e-mail which he doubts isn't from Amazon, he's urged to report at stop-spoofing@amazon.com. Also, anybody thinking he has been victimized with fraud, he should inform Action Fraud.

» SPAMfighter News - 12/26/2016

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