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Attention Holiday Shoppers: A Convincing Amazon Scam May Be Targeting You

A very convincing email may come into your inbox explaining to you that your latest order couldn’t be shipped due to processing problems. Don;t trust it.

Holiday Amazon shoppers: beware the latest phishing scam.

A very convincing email may come into your inbox explaining to you that your latest order couldn’t be shipped due to processing problems and that, therefore, you are required to confirm your information in order for Amazon to access your account or place future orders. A link is provided for customer to click on it that will take them to a page where they must enter their personal and credit card information. 

The page is false, as is the notice. But the scam is so sophisticated that once you enter your information you are redirected to a the real amazon.com. So you’ll be left thinking that there’s nothing to worry about. Except there is. Once that information is provided and the link clicked, the crooks behind the scam will have both your identity and your credit card information to use.

The AARP  is asking their members to be aware of the fraud by showing an example of one of the emails on their webpage:

Example of false Amazon email as part of a scam targeting Holiday shoppers

 

 

Amazon is also helping customers identify suspicious emails carrying their name or brand:

Amazon’s warning on suspicious emails.

 

 

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