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January 13, 2023
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Amazon account locked – Phishing email impersonates Amazon to steal your login credentials

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This phishing attack is impersonating Amazon in order to steal your login credentials. “Amazon account” -themed attacks are popular since the backstory of having an Amazon account, is true for many recipients.

The attack exploits human emotions with a fictitious story. By threatening to close the account permanently, the victim is urged to react to the message.

Off the Hook

  • Double check that the details match up. Do you have an Amazon account associated with this email?
  • Check that the senders email address is a legitimate Amazon address. Attackers might be using different techniques such as typo-squatting (e.g. instead of or using subdomains that feature amazon (e.g. )  
  • Check if the button actually links to Amazon by hovering over it. You should be able to see the link in the lower left corner of your browser window.
  • Browse directly to Amazon by typing into your browser and sign-in to check if your account is really locked or not

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