Fake email from Shopify??? Notification to Close Shopify Account

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Hi there,

We received an email from (saameen@nsu.edu) claiming to be a support analyst at Shopify.
The email address is not a Shopify email so I have a feeling this email is fake.
Can anyone please confirm if the email is fake. Refer a copy of the email below. Appreciate your help guys!


Hello,

Ameen from the Shopify Operations Team here. Hope you're keeping well.

Following several unattended notification you received concerning your Shopify account, your account will be closed on 17th September 2020 as no response has been received from you.

Your account will be ready for re-activation till your subscription elapse and all data will be wiped.

No action is required from you if your Shopify account is not active otherwise visit https://accounts.shopify.com/store-login

before the end of your billing cycle to continue using Shopify services.



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Hi, @EricCostas!

Sophia here from Shopify.

I appreciate you bringing this to my attention. This message does not appear to be from Shopify, so I'm glad that you've flagged it here.

If you still have access to the original email, please download it by following these steps and send it to safety@shopify.com. This will allow our team to view the entire message including the headers to identify where the message came from and help us to block further attempts. In the meantime, please be sure to report the message as spam to your email provider.

I also recommend enabling two-step authentication on your Shopify account as an added security measure. Did you click the link in the message or respond to the email?

Sophia | Social Care @ Shopify
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Hi Sophia,

Thank you for your reply.

I have forwarded the email to safety@shopify.com as requested.

No I didn't respond to this email or click on any links in this email.

Will look at setting up the 2-step authentication as an added security measure.

Thanks for your help

Eric Costas

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This is an accepted solution.

Thank you so much, Eric! I appreciate you taking the time to forward that message to our Safety team. 

Please feel free to forward any other suspicious emails to that address, and let me know if you have any questions about 2-step authentication.

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