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SMS from Amazon

Post by abbby » Thu, 11 Mar 2021 3:42 pm

Did anyone receive an sms from amazon before? With the message saying

Amazon: Sign-in attempt from CO,US. Tap Link to respond.

I am just thinking...legit? Should i tap and respond?
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Re: SMS from Amazon

Post by x9200 » Thu, 11 Mar 2021 5:26 pm

abbby wrote:
Thu, 11 Mar 2021 3:42 pm
Did anyone receive an sms from amazon before? With the message saying

Amazon: Sign-in attempt from CO,US. Tap Link to respond.

I am just thinking...legit? Should i tap and respond?
2x No.

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Re: SMS from Amazon

Post by Lisafuller » Fri, 12 Mar 2021 12:10 pm

NEVER open such texts. And if you already have, never click on the link. It’s a pretty well known scam for scammers to pose as large corporations. Once you click the link, they gain access to you device and your information. When in doubt, its best to contact amazon directly.

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Re: SMS from Amazon

Post by midlet2013 » Fri, 12 Mar 2021 1:03 pm

Were u using VPN. I do get it if Amazon thinks I am logging from outside SG

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Re: SMS from Amazon

Post by x9200 » Sat, 13 Mar 2021 7:45 am

midlet2013 wrote:
Fri, 12 Mar 2021 1:03 pm
Were u using VPN. I do get it if Amazon thinks I am logging from outside SG
The mentioned scam is based on the Amazon practice to verify attempts to log in from different devices and sometime even browsers. Using vpn, not really from my experience.
I've never seen such request coming via SMS, but you can tell this is scam also by the wording - for example, genuine requests tend to be more descriptive and transparent.
Amazon Logo Image
Sign-in attempt
Your Name,
Someone who knows your password is attempting to sign-in to your account.
When: Mar 13, 2021 05:51 AM Singapore Time
Device: Mozilla Firefox Linux (Desktop)
Near: Singapore
Approve or Deny.
Is it safe to follow this link?
The link provided in this email starts with “https://www.amazon.com”. If you prefer, copy the following link and paste it into a browser to view.
https://www.amazon.com/a/c/r?k=some random characters
In general never click any links related to any critical services you are subscribed to if you are not sure they point to the genuine sites. There are countless tutorials/handbooks how to tell what is a phishing email/sms and what is not and everybody should read them and learn.

https://www.csa.gov.sg/gosafeonline/go- ... f-phishing

amazon.com - good
amazon.sg - good
amazon domain name + well known top-level domain name (eg. .sg,.com,.de, .co.uk)

amazon.anything.anything - likely scam
amazon-anything.anything - likely scam
any other, lower level domain containing the word amazon
(eg. amazon-server55.com, amazon.approval.uluulu-chua.biz)

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