Amazon - scam or real?

Piff

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I've just received this
Hello Mr X X Xxxxx,

This is an important message from Amazon.

At Amazon we take your security and privacy very seriously. As part of our routine monitoring, we discovered a list of email address and password sets posted online. While the list was not Amazon-related, we know that many customers reuse their passwords on several websites. We believe your email address and password set was on that list. So we have taken the precaution of resetting your Amazon password. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused but felt that it was necessary to help protect you and your Amazon account.

To regain access to your Amazon customer account:

1. Go to Amazon and click the "Your Account" link at the top of our website.

2. Click the link that says "Forgot your password?"

3. Follow the instructions to set a new password for your account.

Please choose a new password and do not use the same password you used with us previously. We also highly recommend that you chose a password that you are not using on any other sites. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,

Amazon


Anyone else received the same?
Is it real or a scam?
 

oldguy57

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I would be tempted to contact Amazon directly and not through the link to verify.
 
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Yep, been to Amazon now and they have changed my password.
Now I've got to spend an hour or two changing other passwords:(
 

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Let me translate that for you:

"We have discovered that hackers gained access to some of our customers' accounts, but we won't admit it publicly. Your account might be one of the compromised accounts, so we changed your password to lock-out the intruders, now please change it again".
 

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I would say Mark is right and Amazon won't admit it.....
 
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Strange name. Are you from the far East?

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Far east of England:thumb:
 

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