Attention, Amazon Holiday Shoppers! Beware of Latest Email Scam
The holidays could be a stressful time for some, but imagine all that stress coupled with having your personal credit card information stolen...
Well, it appears that's been happening.
Amazon customers are reporting a new email scam that is targeting consumers' personal information.
Here's how it works: The scammer sends an email to a customer that appears to be from Amazon.com stating a recent order cannot be shipped. The email informs the customer that there has been a problem with processing their order and that they will not be able to access their account or place orders with Amazon until they confirm their information.
A link inside the email leads the customer to an Amazon-looking web page to confirm their name, address and credit card information. After the customer enters their information and clicks "save and continue," Amazon's actual website pops up.
Amazon officials said the scam email subject line will say "Your Amazon.com order cannot be shipped" and the "from" line in the email will contain an internet service provider other than "@amazon.com."
Customers are encouraged to check their recent orders on Amazon's website to see if the details match the information appearing in the email.