They are not legit! Warning for sellers in Germany

Here comes a warning about phishing emails being sent to Amazon sellers in Germany. Individual sellers got several of them in the last few weeks.

An email looks like it’s coming from your customer who is providing the order number and asks to ship the product. The message contains several hyperlinks, which redirect to a phishing website. The site looks exactly like Amazon’s Seller Central. If you are not careful enough, you will be giving away your Amazon account login details to the hackers.

Here are 2 screenshots of emails, which were received by two different sellers (click on the thumbnail to zoom in).

 

There are at least 2 important red flags to notice here:

  • The FROM Email address has weird domain name (“va-asut.fi”and “4plussize.com”)
  • If you mouse over any of the links, your browser will reveal the real link behind. You can notice in the screenshot bellow – even the web address starts with “amazon.de”, there is actually no forward slash “/” after that. The final domain to which you would be redirected is “4plussize.com”

About the Author Augustas Kligys

Augustas Kligys is the host and creator of several popular virtual summits for Amazon sellers. The first one is European Private Label Summit, which covers a lot of important topics for those willing to grow their Amazon FBA business in European Marketplaces. The second - Seller Optimization Summit - was an event, where speakers shared their Amazon business optimization secrets and mindset, which helps to elevate your business to the next level. Augustas also hosts weekly DEMO MONDAYS video series, where Amazon seller tools are demoing their products.

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