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”
This email confirms the Amazon Prime Subscription
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 designed to look like Amazon and it collects your name and password to send to the scammer and tells you the money will be refunded, but of course that bit is untrue.
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 unsolicited email.
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