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Amazon Scam

An email arrives telling you there’s an issue with your Amazon Order and asking you to either click on a link that they provide or call them and they provide the number. But you don’t remember placing an order. The link goes to a “look-a-like” page and asks you to update your credit card. Amazon already has your credit card so do NOT put it in again. Amazon will never mention in their emails that you should call them if you didn’t place an order. If you want to check, open your Amazon account and look at the orders. If there’s an issue, you’ll see it there. Never click on any link in an email that asks you to update your credit card information. The scammer is betting that out there somewhere someone has done a recent order from Amazon and they are hoping to cash in on that. The emails from the scammers go out to millions of people. Scammers cast a wide net, hoping that at least a few fish will be caught in it.

  • The scammer wants you to believe that someone has gotten access to your Amazon account and charges an expensive item.
  • The scammer wants access to your financial information.
  • The scammer wants you to believe they are from Amazon security.
  • The scammer wants you to believe that you are protecting your account by tying your bank account to your amazon account.
Click the play button below to watch a video example:
Click here to play the YouTube Video for this Senior Fraud Alert Scam Lesson
The first step is to identify the fraud. In the video above, were you able to hear the clues in the story and detect the Amazon Scam? The next step is to prevent the scammer from victimizing you or others. If you encounter a similar situation, use these tools to protect yourself from this type of fraud.
Amazon Scam Clues
  • Amazon does not contact you over the phone.
  • Amazon never texts, emails, or calls you asking that you disclose or verify your Amazon.ca password, credit card, or banking account number.
Amazon Scam Defence
  • Never give your password to your account to anyone.
  • If you accidently get pulled into an Amazon scam, go to amazon.ca and change your password.
  • Set up a two-part identification on your account.

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