Amazon Holiday Email Scam On the Loose, Tips and Red Flags to Avoid Being a Victim
From porch pirates to gas station debit card skimmers, there's a lot of bad stuff going on during the holidays that you need to be wary of. But so long as you're careful and take the easy, but necessary steps to keep your packages and information safe, you should be good this holiday.
Well, now Amazon shoppers need to keep an eye out for an email scam that has led to theft of people's personal credit card information. Amazon customers have been reporting a new email scam that targets their personal information.
Here's what you need to keep an eye out for if you, like many of us, are Amazon members, according to FOX News Insider.
- A customer will receive an email that appears to be from Amazon, stating that an order cannot be shipped.
- The email says that there is a problem with processing the order.
- It will ask you to confirm your information so they can have access to your account (to resend your order).
- In the email there is a link that leads to a page VERY similar to the Amazon web page where you are asked to confirm your name, address and credit card information.
- Here's the tricky part: once you fill this out and hit 'continue' you are redirected to the actual Amazon page, leading you to believe no foul play has been done.
Amazon officials say to check Amazon emails carefully.
- Amazon's email will always end in "@amazon.com". If the 'from' line in the email is a different internet service provider, it's fake.
- The email subject line to avoid will say "Your Amazon.com order cannot be shipped".
Amazon encourages customers to check their recent orders on Amazon's website to see if the details match the information appearing in the email you received.