Be Aware of This Amazon-Spoof Scam This Holiday Season [VIDEO]
We've lost track of how many ways crooks have come up with in order to separate you from your money. And as we head into the holiday shopping season, another one is now on our radar.
Scammers are now sending emails designed to look like correspondence from Amazon in order to trick you into giving them your credit card information.
Online shopping typically means a flood of emails. We've received your order. Your order has been shipped. Your package has been delivered. Please share a review of your robot vacuum ...
Crooks can take advantage of this and may send emails that look like they're coming from Amazon. Legitimate looking email messages that say something like, "A recent order cannot be shipped." You're then prompted to click on a link and enter -- you guessed it -- your credit card information, name, and address. (All the information they need to begin using your credit card illegally.)
It's not a new concept, as phishing scams have been around for a long time. The video warning below is from 2017 but it certainly is worth taking note of as we approach Black Friday and Cyber Monday this season.
Amazon says your best bet is to log on to their website and check your order status in the "Your Orders" section.
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