slymarketing : Jens-Petter Berget

Watch out for this scam from Amazon

I have been spending a lot of time going through several emails from Amazon. It seems that I have been ordering a lot of different products from Amazon lately. I can’t remember ordering any of the items, and that’s why I kept reading every detail. It seems that the emails are from Amazon, and it looks close to identical to the emails I have been receiving from Amazon as receipts.

This is how they look:

amazon scam

The first thing I noticed was that the billing address on the receipt wasn’t my address. So, I thought that my account had been hacked. But when I looked at the links at the learn more and the your account information, the url wasn’t to Amazon at all, it was to a completely different website. I didn’t click on the links. I just copied the links and added them into a text editor to see them. This is important.

Now, that I’ve discovered the scam. I have reported the scam to Google and I have reported it to Amazon. The method is actually called phishing. It’s a method to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy company.

Is it just me. Or have you been experienced any scams like this lately?



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