Happy holidays! Amazon gift card scam on the rise

Malefactors are tricking people into giving away their credentials.

A new wave of phishing e-mails is rolling in, claiming the recipients’ Amazon user accounts were used to buy gift cards from devices not previously associated with the accounts. Scam messages include a link to cancel the order, in case it was made by mistake or by an unauthorised party. The link leads to a fake website that looks like Amazon’s login page. If you log in, the scammers get control over your account.

How to avoid phishing:

  • Keep in mind that the holiday shopping season attracts fraudsters of all sorts. Avoid clicking on links embedded in an e-mail.
  • In case of any doubts, go to your Amazon app or log in to your Amazon account through the website, typing the URL manually in your browser, and look through the recent orders.