How to Spot Amazon Phishing Scams

Elina Rudkovsky

2022-12-14

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If you've been following the news, you know that there's been a recent spate of phishing scams targeting Amazon customers. These scams are sophisticated and can be difficult to spot, but they all have one thing in common: they try to trick you into giving up your login information or personal data by pretending to be Amazon.

What is phishing? Phishing is a type of online fraud where criminals send emails or create websites that mimic trusted brands like Amazon. They do this in an attempt to steal your personal information, such as your login credentials or credit card numbers.

These scams are becoming more and more common, and they're getting more sophisticated all the time. That's why it's important to be aware of the signs of a phishing scam, so you can protect yourself and your information.

One of the most common types of Amazon phishing scams is fake customer service emails. These emails may look like they're from Amazon, but they're not. They're from scammers who are trying to trick you into giving them your personal information.

Here's how it works: you'll get an email that looks like it's from Amazon, with a subject line like "Your account has been suspended" or "We noticed unusual activity on your account." The email will say that you need to take action by clicking on a link or calling a phone number. But don't be fooled! This is a scam.

If you click on the link in the email, you'll be taken to a fake website that looks like Amazon.com. The website will ask you to log in with your Amazon username and password. But if you do, the scammers will get your login information and could use it to hijack your account.

Another popular Amazon scam involves tricking you into downloading AnyDesk, which allows the perpetrator to gain full access to your PC, allowing them to take your money.

Have you ever dealt with scammers? How did you react and did you fall prey to their schemes? Share your story in the comment section below.

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