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New Email Scam Preys on Amazon Shoppers

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A new email scam is racing across the internet, hoping to lure Amazon shoppers in by telling them their order cannot be shipped. According to ABC 13, “When you click a link to confirm your information, an authentic-looking page with the Amazon logo asks you to enter your name, address and credit card information.”

This kind of phishing scam can catch many people off guard as the stress of getting presents in time for the holidays amps up. To avoid falling for it, shoppers should sidestep clicking links in the email, and opt to sign in on the Amazon.com website instead. From there, customers can click on “Your Orders” to see if there are any issues with recent orders.

Amazon says that they’ll never ask for passwords or personal information in an email, and all emails regarding orders will come from @amazon.com, so always check the sender’s email address. They urge users to err on the side of caution and don’t click on any links that seem strange, and if they do open a link, visit Amazon’s “Protect Your System” page to find out how to move forward cautiously.

Any suspicious emails should be reported to Amazon.com. Information on how to do so can be found here.