Warning: Amazon security alert email is a phishing email

Amazon security alert phishing

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.

This is what the email supposedly from Amazon looks like.

This is what the email supposedly comes from Amazon looks like. Actually, she wants to elicit your Amazon access data from you.

Mail warns of changed user data on Amazon

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

Your amazon

This is how you can recognize the fraudulent intent

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: assistance@eztosee.com

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

A redirect checker allows risk-free checking to which website the redirect is being sent to.

A redirect checker allows risk-free checking to which website the redirect is being sent to.

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/

Google Safe Browsing has already classified the website as malicious and fraudulent and so it is already blocked in the common browsers.

Google Safe Browsing has already classified the website as malicious and fraudulent and so it is already blocked in the common browsers.

Phishing domain already recognized as a fraud

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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