Amazon "Prime Account Report" Email Scam Alert
❗ Amazon scam alert ❗
The holidays are approaching, and folks are making more purchases online. Scammers take this opportunity to do what they do: try to trick you into giving up your money or personal information. Be on the lookout for scam emails from seemingly-reputable organizations, like the one below that a BCT employee recently received.
At first glance, it looks like a legitimate alert about recent updates to the Amazon account that couldn't be applied, and now the account is locked. The message urges the recipient to log in and confirm the updated information to secure the account. It even includes a big orange "Sign In" button in the middle of the email.
While it appears at first glance to be fairly authentic, this email is a prime example of a phishing scam. Phishing is when a message is designed to trick you into clicking on a link or downloading an attachment that could install harmful malware on your device or steal your personal information.
The image below shows the message's red flags that also commonly appear in other messages similar to this one.
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