If you've been ordering from Amazon this holiday season, you need to be aware of this scam that's blowing up on the internet, and it's easy to become a victim!

Amazon is by far the number 1 retailer for the holidays this year, and with that comes every scam possible, but this scam isn't on the Amazon website directly...it's an email you may receive that looks like it's from Amazon telling you "your order cannot be shipped" and to continue you will have to confirm your information. If you click the link to login to Amazon, you've just given your information to the scammers. This is a practice called "phishing" and the results can be devastating if you fall victim to it.

The Better Business Bureau explains it as this:

The landing page looks really good. It could easily fool you. The page wants your full name and address. But worse, it wants your credit card information including your CVV, your three digit security code on the back.

The scammers are so good, the next page is the real Amazon.com. So, you need to know the tip-offs:


Subject line: Your Amazon.com order cannot be shipped


Check the sender’s name. Usually it’s a company versus Amazon. Never, never, never click the link that is provided in an email. Always go to the website directly.


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