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Below is an example of a scam email claiming to be from Amazon. The email asks the recipient to click a link and enter various personal details including credit/debit card details. 

Amazon will never ask their customers to confirm their details via email messages. Should you receive a copy of the following message or something similar, do not reply to it and delete it immediately.


From: Amayon Inc Securitz center []

Sent: 08 January 2008 18:10

Subject: Your Account Is Suspended ,

Dear Amazon® member,

We are contacting you to inform you that our Account Review Team identified some unusual activity in your account. In accordance with Amazon's User Agreement and to ensure that your account has not been compromised, access to your account was limited. Your account access will remain limited until this issue has been resolved. To secure your account and quickly restore full access, we may require some additional information from you for the following reason: We have been notified that a card associated with your account has been reported as lost or stolen, or that there were additional problems with your card.

This process is mandatory, and if not completed within the nearest time your account or credit card may be subject for temporary suspension.

To securely confirm your Amazon information please click on the link bellow:

We encourage you to log in and perform the steps necessary to restore your account access as soon as possible. Allowing your account access to remain limited for an extended period of time may result in further limitations on the use of your account and possible account closure.

For more information about how to protect your account please visit Amazon Security Center. We apologize for any incovenience this may cause, and we apriciate your assistance in helping us to maintain the integrity of the entire Amazon system.

Thank you for using Amazon!

The Amazon Team

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