One victim lost £750
Several victims have lost money by clciking on an email link claiming to be from Amazon.
The spoofed emails from firstname.lastname@example.org claim you have made an order online. The emails look like an automatic customer email notification that Amazon would send out.
The email stats that if you have not authorised the transaction that you should click on the help centre link to receive a full refund.
The link leads to an authentic-looking website, which asks you to confirm your name, address, and bank card information to receive a refund.
Protection / prevention advice
- Amazon will never ask for personal information to be supplied by email.
- A bank will never ask for personal information to be supplied by email.
- Always open up your browser and go to a website to check personal information.
- Never open a website up from an email unless you are expecting one from that company and always check it very careful before you select the link. If possible see point three.