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Old 12-07-2019, 06:38 AM
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Got this just now. Looked very legit great color and graphics and all but checked my account and it was in fact NOT frozen, I suspect following the link they give would screw it up. Follow that link at your own risk. Maybe they try to trick you into giving your password?



Dear XXXXXXX [my email]

We have lοcĸed your Amazon account because our service detected two unauthorized devices from Guadeloupe with Opera. Our service has protected your account from someone who accessed your Amazon account from another devices and location.

Before someone can change your account information or order some item with your credit / debit card bill. For your security , We have verify your account amazon account.

Simply click on the web address below :



Thank you for your concern.

Sincerely,

Amazon Services Team
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Good catch. Though some of the sentence structure is a little funky.
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“Another devices and location”. .....is all you need, to know it is a scam.
Old 12-07-2019, 06:51 AM
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Why would the OP post a malicious link on a forum?
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Apple & Amazon almost everyday going to lock my accounts unless I log in...
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Mouse over the link and you can see it's bogus.
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Well, my social security account has been locked several times now.
Old 12-07-2019, 08:14 AM
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Yup...lots of "phish" email looks like legitimate services/brands we all know. Microsoft, Google, UPS, Apple/iTunes, FedEx, RingCentral, Sharefile (or some other file sharing service), some voice mail, your email provider brand, etc etc. Just hover your cursor over the link they want you to click, if it's a phish (scam) you'll see a DIFFERENT domain name in the URL, usually some hijacked/compromised website. They will have a fake portal there designed to look like (in this case..some Amazon login) the brand they're imitating...and their goal is to have you log in. Now they captured your credentials. Sometimes it's not that...but just a malware laden site designed to force malware on your system via drive by exploits. Could be a key logger, or ransom ware.

Phishing came about back in the dial up days, when "AOL" was the first big web based email system, scammers started sending lures...."bait"..looking like AOL support or something related to your account with AOL...and recipient would type in their password..and BAM, the scammers now could read those scammed peoples emails from afar. Just needed to point their brower to aol.com all the way from north korea or china or some south american country.
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
Got this just now. Looked very legit great color and graphics and all but checked my account and it was in fact NOT frozen, I suspect following the link they give would screw it up. Follow that link at your own risk. Maybe they try to trick you into giving your password

Dear XXXXXXX [my email]

We have lοcĸed your Amazon account because our service detected two unauthorized devices from Guadeloupe with Opera. Our service has protected your account from someone who accessed your Amazon account from another devices and location.

Before someone can change your account information or order some item with your credit / debit card bill. For your security , We have verify your account amazon account.

Simply click on the web address below :

Verify Now (revised to not link by OP)

Thank you for your concern.

Sincerely,

Amazon Services Team
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Two things I suggest:

First is to not leave the link active to spread further as they may even anticipate people to post these types of emails on forums - quick way to multiply hits like mice

I altered your quote to not be an active link with the suggestion of adding "(revised to not link by OP)"

Secondly maybe re-title the post as I thought it was an Amazon company scam - This issue is an email phishing scam - Using a fake Amazon logo

It's a crazy world out there
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Originally Posted by rickboat View Post
Why would the OP post a malicious link on a forum?
To warn others? Jesus man why look for the worst in people. You must be a very negative person. I am dang sure 99% of the users here are way more IT savvy than me. In fact one (see below) even altered it . Thanks to Loverof shells...
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Originally Posted by loverofshells View Post
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Two things I suggest:

First is to not leave the link active to spread further as they may even anticipate people to post these types of emails on forums - quick way to multiply hits like mice

I altered your quote to not be an active link with the suggestion of adding "(revised to not link by OP)"

Secondly maybe re-title the post as I thought it was an Amazon company scam - This issue is an email phishing scam - Using a fake Amazon logo

It's a crazy world out there
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Thanks

Obviously I meant no harm and just wanted to warn others.

Not sure what you did but thanks again.
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Welcome & I understand your intent

Sometimes it's misleading to where a link is not to have you reset anything but rather just clicking on the link can create a pipeline for malware etc for anyone that clicks on the link

Hence my suggestion that you remove/alter the link in your OP

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Again with any kind of notice like this never use the link. Log into your account normally and you will be able to see if there's an issue.
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To the OP:
Thanks for the heads up.
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
To warn others? Jesus man why look for the worst in people. You must be a very negative person. I am dang sure 99% of the users here are way more IT savvy than me. In fact one (see below) even altered it . Thanks to Loverof shells...
Wow...

YOUR original post needs to be altered to remove the malicious link from the code. Loverofshells showed you exactly where to remove it and what to type in it's place. Your post still contains that malicious link, which is dangerous to whatever moron clicks on it. Maybe the moderators will remove it eventually, but clearly you don't realize that you've spread the problem by posting the exact link, which is clickable. Please remove it.
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Ditto

However - editing links here is tricky OP

Ask here if you need help


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Geez, folks need to lighten up on Grunt. It was a PSA preceded with ample warning. If the first thing someone did, after reading his post, was to click on the link, then they deserve whatever they get.
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
To warn others? Jesus man why look for the worst in people. You must be a very negative person. I am dang sure 99% of the users here are way more IT savvy than me. In fact one (see below) even altered it . Thanks to Loverof shells...
Put me in the 1% club.

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