Major Amazon Scam Sweeps the Nation- Here’s What You Need To Know
If you're like me and placed lots of orders through Amazon BE VERY CAREFUL of the Amazon scam sweeping holiday shoppers right now!
If you receive an email be very careful it will state something like this:
“your order cannot be shipped” and to continue you will have to confirm your information–this is where the scam begins. According to the Better Business Bureau:
"The landing page looks really good. It could easily 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:
Subject line: Your Amazon.com order cannot be shipped
Check the sender's name. Usually it's a company versus Amazon.
"Never, never, never click the link that is provided in an email. Always go to the website directly." In this case, when you go to Amazon.com and log into your account, click the ORDERS tab. If you aren't prompted to update your billing info, then the email you got is not from Amazon.