Beware of Amazon Phishing Scam!!

Beware of Amazon Phishing Scam!

Beware of Amazon Phishing Scam!

Your BBB® would like to warn tristate are residents of a new scam affecting the entire country! Scammers will use any method to get ahold of your sensitive information. Phone calls, emails, you name it, they do it. They are now spoofing Amazon email accounts in a phishing and phone password scam to gain access to your sensitive information.

They are now spoofing Amazon email accounts in a phishing and phone password scam to gain access to your sensitive information.

You may receive an email claiming that Amazon needs you to change the password on your Amazon account. The email contains a six-digit code and a number to call, the number goes to someone cell phone asking to verify your identity.

Do not call the number.

The scammers have been identified to have thick Indian accents and ask you to input more information on a second webpage. Once you have confirmed your password and verified your identity, the scammers can easily get into your account and take your credit card information while locking you out.

When receiving an email requesting a password change, investigate the links. Carefully check to ensure these links head back to the correct website. If the password change was not initiated by you, this is likely a scam and care should be taken not to provide sensitive information.

Remember: scammers are always after your information, use caution and don’t fall victim to this common type of scam.

For more information you can trust, visit bbb.org/Evansville!

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Andy

Andrew Erk is our Trade Practice Assistant. He writes about business trends and consumer news and is also our social media, graphic design and digital guru.

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