There is a new round of spoof email’s being sent from ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’, which is informing the recipient that an order has been made on their Amazon account.
The email uses methods which are often used in scam emails and then tells the user to click on a ‘help centre’ link to receive a full refund from the retail giant if the transaction wasn’t authorised.
The link provided in the email then leads to a fairly convincing-looking website which asks for confirmation of your name, address and bank card information.
Once the user provided the information the fraudsters behind the bogus email are able to siphon funds from bank accounts. Users who may have replied to similar emails are advised to contact their bank and Amazon immediately.