Email frauds pose as Amazon
ONLINE shoppers in Halton are being urged caution after a cyber crime fighting organisation received reports of fraudulent emails claiming to be from Amazon.
Action Fraud has issued the warning after spoofed emails claimed recipients had made an order online and mimic an automatic customer email notification.
The scam email claims recipients have ordered an expensive vintage chandelier while other reported examples include Bose stereos, iPhones and luxury watches.
An Action Fraud spokesman said: “The emails cleverly state that if recipients haven’t authorised the transaction they can click on the help centre link to receive a full refund.
“The link leads to an ● authentic-looking website, which asks victims to confirm their name, address, and bank card information.”
The online shopping retailer says that suspicious e-mails will often contain links to websites that look like Amazon.co.uk but are not genuine, attachments or prompts to install software on a computer, typos or grammatical errors, and forged e-mail addresses to make it look like the e-mail is coming from Amazon.co.uk
Amazon will never ask for personal information to be supplied by e-mail.
To report a fraud or cyber crime call 0300 123 2040.
For more information about identifying suspicious emails claiming to be from Amazon visit http:// amzn.to/2jkDL5W
The fake emails purport to come from Amazon