CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Watch out for emails that look like they’re from Amazon, but they aren’t -- the logo is right, the font is right and the grammar is all correct.
It even has the Amazon copyright at the bottom of the email.
But, it is still a trick to get your personal information. Denise Lee didn’t fall for it and she shared the email with our Action 9 team.
“It said that they were getting ready to charge my credit card that was on file for this thrift product that I bought from Amazon. And I knew right away I hadn’t bought anything.” she said. ” Then, when I look down at the bottom of the page, it want[s] my Social Security Number and that’s when I thought, ‘Oh no.’"
Lee said she knew something was odd and called Amazon.
The company told her it was a phishing scam, which it warns about on their website.
“There are so many people that are a whole lot smarter than I am, more savvy than I am, that fall for this stuff,” she told Stoogenke. “All [scammers] gotta do is copy and paste.”
Tips to protect yourself:
- Watch out for any email asking to confirm your personal information.
- Hover the cursor over the email address and see who it’s really from. If it doesn’t say something like @Amazon.com, be suspicious.
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