Scam of the day: Your Amazon account has been blocked

Friday, April 10, 2020

By Diane Hettrick

This appeared in my personal email today.

I should mention that I have been getting FedEx notices for over a week which my spam filters are only now starting to catch. The problem with the FedEx scam is that, like the post office, the real notices look more like spam than the spam message does.

Those messages all wanted me to "track my package." The clue was that the message said I had contacted them about my missing package. I hadn't ordered anything and I hadn't contacted a delivery service.

In the "Amazon" email today, the clue is in the header. Look at the gobbledygook between the carets.

I've been able to spot most scams by looking at the sender's address or the reply-to address.

If you think something might be legit - never respond to the email - contact the company or look at your account. 


xr500t June 3, 2020 at 8:58 AM  

Just got one, except, mine didn't have to funky email address. Mine had "" which almost seems legit. However, if you also look at the email header I find: "Amazon Confirmation of Account Online Verification - #PCLJGM" so what is "#PCLJGM"? finally, checking into the senders info and what interaction the sender has had with me: "Files
Seems like hasn’t shared any files with you lately."

I would definitely qualify this as a fairly decent looking SCAM!

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