Amazon Has Sent Out A Warning About Prime Membership Scams
Amazon recently sent out a warning about prime membership scams happening before Black Friday according to FOX 40. There are two scams that have been a lot more common recently due to the holiday season.
The most common scam currently is an email scam. The scammer sends an email that looks like its from Amazon with a link attached to it. The email tells the user that their account will be terminated if they don’t enter the personal information asked. This information is usually payment details or login information.
The second scam specifically targets members with Amazon Prime. This scam is done through all ways of communication, phone call, text, and email. The message will claim that there is a new pricy membership fee, or that there is a problem with your account. This is yet another scam that is used to collect personal information like payment details or even bank account information.
There was at least $660 million lost to scams like these in 2022. Which is much higher than the $453 million lost from these scams in 2021.
Amazon has given some tips on how to avoid these scams. The first is to always go through the Amazon website or app to do anything relating to your account. Next, it is important to not trust any messages that will tell you to “act quickly” about anything. It is also important to check the website URL for any misspellings that can be used by scam sites.