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Stay away from scams disguised as Amazon merchants

Source: admin Release Time: 22:09:32 2019-01-21

Amazon is an influential and popular retailer. If you are an avid Amazon shopper, you may be vulnerable to cybercrime and scam artists. This is the reality: although you may think that your personal information is protected, scammers are more complex than ever and can easily attract false online lists, tax fraud, payment fraud and other forms of financial fraud. Unsuspecting consumers. Therefore, it is not surprising that scammers also target shoppers.

With this in mind, stay alert and avoid scammers by protecting your personal and financial information and staying alert to these common Amazon-related scams. Don't assume that every email you receive is true. Many retailers send legitimate emails to their customers, so when a scammer sends you a fake email, your radar may not happen immediately. Once you receive a suspicious email claiming to be from Amazon, make sure you don't open the file or click on any link. According to Kevin Lancaster, CEO of ID Security, a network security company based in Bowie, Maryland, the message appears to come from legitimate retailers, such as Amazon, and may include requests for account information such as your email address or password. Protect businesses with dark networks and identity monitoring systems.

Lancaster said, don't fall because of this, and point out that every message should come from the Amazon email domain. In addition, "Amazon has never asked for financial information such as bank accounts, credit card numbers, passwords or other personal information." Lancaster added that poor punctuation and grammar are also bad signs.

There are other types of emails to be aware of. Some scammers will send an email indicating that there is a problem with the order, or it will ask the confirmation order "to try to trick the victim into clicking on a link in the email to resolve the issue," said Amherst's attorney Steven Weisman. University of Massachusetts, and a professor at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

If you believe the email is authentic, Weisman recommends that you visit Amazon's website and check your account to see if there is a problem with your order. Also be wary of any messages that require you to update your account. If you receive such notifications, be sure to open a new browser, visit Amazon.com, and update your account with the official Manage Payment Options. If you are concerned about changing your password, go to the "Login and Security" page. Alternatively, you can call Customer Service to ask for an email to see if it is authentic. No matter what you do, don't try to reach Amazon via suspicious emails.

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