We have started to identify some common words used in such simple scam, esp. the use of the word “Security Measure” in the subject followed by a funny looking link.
> From: email@example.com
> Subject: [ Notification ] – Security Measure
> Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007
> Dear Amazon® member,
> We are contacting you to inform you that our Account Review Team
identified some unusual activity in your account. In accordance with Amazon’s
User Agreement and to ensure that your account has not been compromised, access
to your account was limited. Your account access will remain limited until this
issue has been resolved. To secure your account and quickly restore full
access, we may require some additional information from you for the following
reason: We have been notified that a card associated with your account has been
reported as lost or stolen, or that there were additional problems with your
> This process is mandatory, and if not completed within the nearest time
your account or credit card may be subject for temporary suspension.
> To securely confirm your Amazon information please click on the link
> We encourage you to log in and perform the steps necessary to restore your
account access as soon as possible.