Amazon gift card scam on the rise

People are being tricked into disclosing their credentials by criminals.

Amazon user accounts have been exploited to purchase gift cards from devices not previously affiliated with the users’ accounts, according to a new round of phishing emails that have been sent out. There is a link to cancel the order in case it was done by accident or by an unauthorised party in scam mailings. The link takes you to a phoney Amazon login page that resembles the real thing. You’ll be able to access your account if you log in.

Avoiding phishing attacks:

  • It’s important to remember that the holiday shopping season is a popular time for scammers of many kinds. In an email, avoid clicking on links that are embedded.
  • Go to the Amazon app or the website and type the URL manually into your browser if you have any worries about your recent purchases.