Amazon Email Scam

Today I received an email allegedly from Amazon with a subject tagline read as Account Information. Since I have an amazon account I read the full email. The email said that my amazon account was compramised and I need to immediately visit the amazon site and login. Here comes the scam. When you click on www.amazon.com in the email it redirects you to a different site. Infact the text is not linked to amazon.com. Here is the full emai which I received today.

Dear Amazon® member,

We are contacting you to inform you that our Account Review Team identified some unusual activity in your account. In accordance with Amazon’s User Agreement and to ensure that your account has not been compromised, access to your account was limited. Your account access will remain limited until this issue has been resolved. To secure your account and quickly restore full access, we may require some additional information from you for the following reason: We have been notified that a card associated with your account has been reported as lost or stolen, or that there were additional problems with your card.
This process is mandatory, and if not completed within the nearest time your account or credit card may be subject for temporary suspension.
To securely confirm your Amazon information please click on the link bellow:

http://www.amazon.com/ Scam: Amazon.com is linked to a different site!

We encourage you to log in and perform the steps necessary to restore your account access as soon as possible. Allowing your account access to remain limited for an extended period of time may result in further limitations on the use of your account and possible account closure.

For more information about how to protect your account please visit Amazon Security Center. We apologize for any incovenience this may cause, and we apriciate your assistance in helping us to maintain the integrity of the entire Amazon system.

Thank you for using Amazon!
The Amazon Team

Privacy Notice © 1995-2007, Amazon.com Inc. or its affiliates.

If you click on the link the url will get redirected and it shows up a webpage similar to amazon.com. Here is a screen capture of the scam webpage.
Amazon Scam

Now, experienced webmasters may not fall for such scams. But newbie webmasters often fall for such dirty scams. I am sure amazon will soon take some action against this.
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2 thoughts on “Amazon Email Scam

  1. tux

    I made sure I entered some interesting “personal info” in that fake site, but I can’t repeat it here because this is a family blog .

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