The RCMP in Manitoba is warning people to be aware of the sophisticated Amazon phishing scam.
Fraud, according to a tweet from RCMP, masquerades as a relevant email delivery message. It is a true recreation and, at first glance, it looks normal.
However, when you click through, to see the details of the order, the email will send you to a fake Amazon reporting page.
Do not sign in to your account pages unless you move directly there. #rcmpmb aware of fraud e-mail are sent with fraudulent information on orders to the Amazon, where recipients are directed to a fake login page that will allow scammers with login and possible credit information pic.twitter.com/oEobgXZRid
– RCMP Manitoba (@ rcmpmb) December 21, 2018
RCMP also warned in tweet that signing in to the fake page could provide scammers with user credentials, as well as credit card information.
The easiest way to detect a fraud is by looking at the address bar. The suspicious URL is not clear to the Amazon URL.
Furthermore, after a closer inspection, the e-mail has several errors and other issues that indicate that it is false.
For ultimate security, you should avoid clicking through any email. Instead, go to the website yourself to avoid landing a fake page.