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Amazon Phishing Email

This email claims to be from Amazon - advising you that your account has been compromised.  But there several phishing "red flags" in here:

 - Look at the from address it is contstructed to look as if it orginated from Amazon but the "a" is missing (the from address is a clever "Trompe l’oeil" - designed to deceive your eyes


 - Amazon would know your name


 - Have you received this via email address you have registered with Amazon, if not how would they get it?


 - The link in the email does not point to an Amazon website - this is a complete giveaway that this is a  phishing scam


As always, ignore and report to your IT Department

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