Phishing Scam Targets Amazon Customers

Jacquie Cadorette
May 24, 2020 - 2:01 pm

With nonessential businesses shut down due to the coronavirus, many are relying on Amazon's delivery services to get their needs met. However, a recent targeting scam has Amazon customers losing money. 

According to NBC Los Angeles, Sheyla Maldonado was one of the people who almost fell victim to the trap when she received a fishy text message askeing her to review her shipment details. 

"I'm an Amazon Prime member," she said. "They'd never done that to me. It looked fishy." 

Sure enough, the text was indeed a scam.

According to the Better Business Bureau, fraudsters are pretending to be Amazon in an effort to scam people out of their money and credit card information. 

"At this time with COVID-19, it's easy to target consumers who use Amazon Prime to order stuff because they can't buy anything from the stores at this moment," Maldonado continued. 

Sometimes the scam comes in the form of a text message, but it could also be an email or phone call. The most important thing you can do is stop yourself from clicking a link from an unfamiliar email address. 

If you are concerned with contact you've had from someone, contact Amazon before replying.