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Once again there is a message from the area of phishing, because I received an email that night that allegedly came from Amazon. The sender name is Amazon.de security center and the subject includes "New Message!", a Ref-No. and my name. But here, too, as with many previous examples, there are clear indications that this is not a real e-mail from Amazon, but phishing, with which fraudsters want to get my data. This time there is also a Cyrillic letter as a guide;)
The first part of the email is as follows (with the recipient's name instead of NAME):
An attempt was made to access your user account. Our security department has set up an unauthorized login in connection with your personal user account.
In the following section you will find all further information:
This is followed by the “information” that there should have been an unknown “login attempt”, when the corresponding time was, where the location should have been (Kaohsiung, China) and which IP should have been used (240.184.125.210). I will deal with the logical errors in this list below. The email continues after the info block in the following manner:
If yоuе tо log in, you do not need tо initiate оnе further steps. However, if you not the case when you tried to log in, it is necessary to immediately check your data and activate your account.To begin with the consumer information comparison, please click on the following button:
Start the process
At first glance, the email looked ... well, not really real either. She immediately showed her true colors to the trained eye. But before I get to the strange characters that activate the phishing alarm bells directly for me, I would like to go into the general characters of a fraudulent e-mail, which also apply here:
This phishing email on behalf of Amazon is something special. Where other scam emails are always more difficult to identify as such (see list below), this example shows how amateurish some scammers still act. Here are a few amusing mistakes that the email immediately exposed to me as total nonsense:
As you can see, you don't need to worry about unauthorized access to your Amazon account because of this email. Because she is total nonsense. You can either ignore them and delete them directly (and block the sender) or you can delete them before deleting them report to Amazon.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.