Those purchases you made last Prime Day can trigger a scammer.
Who Is It Targeting: Amazon customers
What Is It: Phishing scam that appears to come from Amazon
What Are They After: This scam is tricky, because not only does it look like Amazon, it acts like it, too. Customers receive an email that looks very genuine, telling them to review a purchase they made last Prime Day. Notice how the item isn’t listed specifically? That’s because the scammer doesn’t actually know what you purchased. You’re also offered a $50 bonus for clicking the link and leaving a review…only Amazon doesn’t pay customers to review items, and the link redirects to a clone of Amazon that steals your login credentials.
How Can You Avoid It:
- Check over your emails very carefully before responding to make sure they’re the real deal.
- If you get an email from Amazon telling you to review an item, to be safe, log into your account through Amazon.com and find the item in your past purchases.
If you think you may be a victim of identity theft, contact the Identity Theft Resource Center for toll-free, no-cost assistance at (888) 400-5530.