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Today I received an email again, about which I would like to give you a warning. The sender is "Customer Service" and the subject is "Amazon Security Alert". The content of the mail is also designed as if it came from Amazon. I think this has already attracted the attention of a large number of recipients to the fraudsters.
Here is the mail test in detail:
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The change of personal information was recently initiated on your account.
If you have not initiated these changes, please update the information in your account (including login information) as soon as possible. You can do this without leaving your home by safely following the link below:
[ CLICK HERE ]
We apologize for the inconvenience
My first test with such emails is always clicking on the email address to see which email address is actually behind "customer service". In this case, Apple Mail shows me: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is definitely not an email address that is somehow related to Amazon.
At this point a brief reference to my general article which shows how to recognize phishing mails.
The next point is the link that is always hidden in a phishing email. In our case this is behind the button "CLICK HERE". It reads: https://bit.ly/3d59UgJ
So it was made with the URL shortener Bit.ly generated. The background is that the fraudsters are using it to hide the domain that is ultimately forwarded to. I determined the domain to which you were forwarded with a redirect checker: https://amznservicecenter.top/
Since it is a phishing email, I did not expect a virus and visited the website. Not surprisingly: The domain is from Google Safe Browsing has already been recognized as a fraudulent website and therefore my browser did not open it and instead threw me a warning message.
I suppose if you were to call up the website, there would be a login field that was set up after you by Amazon. There you should - if the fraudsters have their way - enter your Amazon access data so that the fraudsters can then shop diligently at your expense.
My tip: If you see this email, it's best to delete it right away.
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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.