Amazon needs to be updated?

This afternoon I get a semi-legitimate-looking email


Dear Amazon Member,
It has come to our attention that your Amazon Billing Information records are out of date. That requires you to update the Billing Information.
Failure to update your records will result in account termination. Please update your records within 24 hours. Once you have updated your account records, your Amazon session will not be interrupted and will continue as normal. Failure to update will result in cancellation of service, Terms of Service (TOS) violations or future billing problems.

You must click the link below and enter your login information on the following page to confirm your Billing Information records.

Click here to update your account

You can also confirm your Billing Information by logging into your Amazon account at
Thank you for using
The Amazon Team


Log on to your Amazon account and choose the “Help” link in the footer of any page.
To receive email notifications in plain text instead of HTML, update your preferences here.

Amazon Email ID PP468

Well.. first off they address me “Amazon Member”.  Amazon knows my name.  They would use it.

2ndly in the world of phishing scams.. NEVER click links in emails.  Even if they are from someone you know. Instead visit the website directly. 

3rd.  This message was sent to an email address I created to use in Craiglist exclusively.  It’s not the address I use exclusively for amazon. 

Upon visiting the website..


It looks like they are just trying harvest username’s and passwords.  But still that’s usually enough to cause havoc. 

It’s a decent screen scrape of the real amazon website.. but the link pointing to is a good give away.