The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Generic o

Subject:  notification of restricted account access
From:  "Amazon.com"<dscqiq@yahoo.com>
Date:  Sun, 23 Aug 2009 09:52:54 -0700

A Scam Email with the Subject "notification of restricted account access" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 23 Aug 2009 09:52:54 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Amazon.com"<dscqiq@yahoo.com>, although it may have been spoofed.

Amazon is constantly working to ensure security by regularly screening the accounts in our system.
We recently reviewed your account, and we need more information to help us provide you with a secure service.
Until we can collect this information, your access to your account features will be restricted.
We would like to restore your access as soon as possible, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
 
Your account access has been restricted for the following reason(s):
 
23 August 2009:
We have reason to believe that your account was accessed by a third party as different computers have logged into your Amazon account and multiple password failures where presented before the logons.
We now need you to re-confirm your account information to us. We understand that having restricted access can be an inconvenience, but protecting your account is our primary concern.
 
Please visit the link below, log in to your account and complete the secure verification form:
 
 
In accordance with our User Agreement, your account access will remain restricted until the issue has been resolved.
Unfortunately, if access to your account remains restricted for an extended period of time, we will be forced to close your account as it may have been used for fraudulent purposes.
We encourage you to log in to your Amazon account as soon as possible to help avoid this.
 
Thank you for your patience,
Amazon Customer Service
 
Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response.
 
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