It appears that either synchrony bank who represent themselves as the Amazon credit services division has been compromised and credit card information has leaked, or they just don’t understand the concept of phishing email and asking customers to provide personally identifiable information from a link in an email.
I received the below email from what seems to be a legitimate email address for synchrony financials the bank who issues the Amazon Store Card credit card.
Given the link is to third-party URL which is neither under the domain or the synchrony bank domain I’m not sure if this is just a very stupid marketing email that is counter to any security practice or somebody compromised synchrony bank and got a hold of my real credit card number which was included in the email.
see email below. Real name removed and card number changed for security reasons.
Reported this to Amazon hopefully they will do something.

From: Amazon Credit Services Division <[email protected]>
Date: November 22, 2021 at 8:42:01 PM PST
To: m******
Subject: Cheer-up your Holiday Season with a chance to win $1,000!
Reply-To: “[email protected]” <[email protected]>

Email Security Zone: “Real customer name”
For account ending: “legitimate last four digits of credit card”12 Days of Cheer
Cheer-up your holiday season with a chance to win $1,000! Play every day for 12 days! When you register and then shop November 22nd – December 3rd, using your Amazon Prime Store Card issued by Synchrony, you’ll receive 5 entries into the 12 Days of Cheer Giveaway for every purchase of $5 or more–the more purchases you make, the more chances you have to win!*

So keep shopping with your Amazon Prime Store Card because at the end of the 12 Days, you might be one of the lucky winners! There will be:

One $1000 Winner per day
Two $500 Winners per day
To earn even more cheer, visit our 12 Days of Cheer holiday hub to play instant win games and answer daily poll questions for your chance to win one of 40 $100 Visa® Prepaid Cards† each day! You can even earn more Sweepstakes entries by sharing holiday photos on Instagram or Twitter with #SynchronySweepstakes.

Click the link below to register for the 12 Days of Cheer Giveaway- you may be one of the lucky winners!


*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. This offer to participate in the 12 Days of Cheer promotion is not transferrable. You must register to participate. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. and U.S. Territories, 18+ who have an eligible credit card issued by Synchrony Bank as of 11/8/2021. Void where prohibited. Promotion starts 11/22/2021 and ends 12/3/2021. Grand and First Prizes are awarded in the form of a check. See Official Rules for all details including odds, free method of entry, and prize descriptions. Sponsor: Synchrony Bank, 170 Election Road, Draper, UT 84020. PURCHASES SUBJECT TO CREDIT APPROVAL. A MINIMUM PURCHASE OF $5.00 OR MORE IS REQUIRED TO EARN AN ENTRY FOR A PURCHASE.

© 2021 Synchrony Bank. All Rights Reserved.

†Your payment will be delivered via email with instructions for claiming your Visa prepaid card. You must claim your card within 3 months from the date these instructions are sent via email. Your right to the payment expires after that time. Use your Visa Prepaid Card anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted in the U.S. The card may not be used at any merchant, including internet and mail or telephone order merchants, outside of the U.S. Card is issued by The Bancorp Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Your use of the prepaid card is governed by the Cardholder Agreement, and some fees may apply. This is not a gift card. Please note that prepaid cards are subject to expiration, so pay close attention to the expiration date of the card.

Head off identity theft before it happens. For more information about identity theft, please visit the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) consumer website.

This is an unmonitored email box. Please do not reply to this email.

This email was sent by Synchrony’s Amazon Credit Services Division. Your Amazon Prime Store Card account is issued by Synchrony Bank, which is located at 170 Election Road, Suite 125, Draper, UT 84020-6425, USA.

Unsubscribe: If you no longer wish to receive email marketing communications from Synchrony’s Amazon Credit Services Division, click here to unsubscribe.

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  • Songbringer90

    November 23, 2021

    Yeah, Synchrony sucks from a security standpoint so I wouldn’t be surprised if they did what you are claiming. Before I closed my account, I found out the password reset stuff where you enter answers to 3 questions to prove your identity allowed you to enter wrong answers and still accepted them as correct. Occasionally I wonder if it still works.


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