BEWARE: Amazon scams are on the rise
To help protect you from scammers that attempt to impersonate Amazon, remember these 4 clues to identify scams and keep your account, information and money safe:
- Never feel pressured to give information (such as your credit card number or account password) over the phone, especially if the call was unexpected.
Scammers may try to use calls, texts, and emails to impersonate Amazon customer service. If you’re ever unsure, it’s safest to end the call/chat and reach out directly to customer support through the Amazon app or website.
- Never pay over the phone.
Amazon will never ask you to provide payment information, including gift cards (or “verification cards”, as some scammers call them) for products or services over the phone.
- Trust Amazon-owned channels.
Always go through the Amazon mobile app or website when seeking customer support or when looking to make changes to your account.
- Be wary of false urgency.
Scammers may try to create a sense of urgency to persuade you to do what they’re asking. Be wary any time someone tries to convince you that you must act now.
For more information on using Amazon safely or to report suspicious communications, visit the Amazon Customer Service page, which can be found in the Help section at the bottom of the Amazon home page.
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