Category: Phishing

Fake Amazon Prime Subscription

There are lots of scam emails trying to entice people to sign up for Amazon Prime at full price or a discount and these are mostly phishing emails – trying to get your confidential information.

This latest one takes the opposite approach.

The title is “This email confirms the Amazon Prime Subscription”

Customer Help Centre

This email confirms the Amazon Prime Subscription

Hello [name]

Product Name: Amazon Prime One Year Plan

Receipt Date [date]

Payment Method: Amazon account

Membership price: 179

This subscription will automatically renew unless you turn it off no later than 24 hours before the end of the current period. To cancel auto-renewal or manage your subscriptions click below and sign in.

Cancel and Refund Amazon Prime

The link is to a website copied from Amazon and it collects your name and password for Amazon and tells you the money will be refunded.

This is just a phishing scam to get your Amazon details.

Interesting that the scammer used the wrong price for Amazon Prime – it costs £79 not 179 as stated in the email.

It’s sometimes too easy to half read an email and if it looks legitimate to act by clicking the button – but don’t do that. Always read very carefully before clicking a link in an unrequested email.

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DVLA Phishing Scam

The email title is “Failure of Notify Change of Keeper – Final Warning

Then

Final Warning – Failure of Notify Change of Keeper

As is coherent that you haven’t told the DVLA that you no longer an owner of a means of transportation …..

Then blurb about a decision having been made but it can be overruled if I “contribute information that has not already been made handy to use” and a warning that I can be penalized 1,000 GBP if I don’t tell DVLA

The grammar and wording is quite ridiculous and that is most likely to be deliberate to ensure only the most trusting people reply and provide the personal information the scammers seek.

The link to click is a box labelled TELL DVLA NOW but it goes to com-serve.ru  so it’s a Russian website. There seems to be a big scamming industry in Russia these days.

This is just a common phishing scam message.

Don’t be caught out.

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