Watch Out For This 2016 Christmas Amazon Scam
The week before Christmas could be causing a lot of stress with packages coming in on time. While you are waiting, don't fall for this Christmas scam going around using Amazon.
The scam, is not from Amazon. It's from hackers pretending to be Amazon. Here's how this scam works:
You’re going to get an email “from Amazon” and it’s going to say “your order cannot be shipped” and to continue you will have to confirm your information–this is where the scam begins."
NEVER click a link from any weird email that doesn't seem to come to Amazon. According to the Better Business Bureau the landing page looks really close to being legit and can fool you.
The page wants your full name and address. But worse, it wants your credit card information including your CVV, your three digit security code on the back. The scammers are so good, the next page is the real Amazon.com. So, you need to know the tip-offs.
The email subject line contains this: Your Amazon.com order cannot be shipped. Never, never, never click the link that is provided in an email. Always go to the website directly. If you do get this email, Amazon.com wants to know about it. You can report an issue or verify if the email you received is real.
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