The RCMP in Manitoba is warning people to be aware of a sophisticated Amazon phishing scam.
The coup, according to a tweet of the RCMP, masquerading as an attractive Amazon delivery email. It is a faithful recreation and at first glance seems normal.
However, when you click to see the details of your request, the email sends you to a fake Amazon login page.
Do not sign in to any page of your account unless you have navigated directly to it. #rcmpmb aware of sending fraud e-mail with false information about Amazon's request, where recipients are directed to a fake login page that would provide the scammers with login and possible credit information pic.twitter.com/oEobgXZRid
– RCMP Manitoba (@ rcmpmb) December 21, 2018
The RCMP also warned in the tweet that login to the fake page could provide scammers with login credentials as well as credit card information.
The easiest way to detect the scam is by looking at the URL bar. The suspicious URL is not clearly an Amazon URL.
In addition, after a more detailed inspection, the email displays several typos and other problems that indicate it to be false.
For added security, you should avoid clicking any email. Instead, navigate to the website to avoid landing on a fake page.