Amazon Prime Days this year are July 12 - 13th 2022. As a result, cybercriminals are taking every step to capitalize on the holiday with new phishing attacks. I have been getting asked about common types of Amazon-related scams and wanted to share what to look out for.
1. What are some of the most common/popular Amazon-related scams (Amazon impersonators, other criminal actors or scams??)?
Phishing emails using the Amazon brand to add legitimacy top the list, but scams involving text messages and even phone calls saying they are from Amazon have been reported. These scams use the fact that just because of the huge numbers of customers that Amazon has, the odds are in the scammers favor that if they send an attack using Amazon as the source, they will get to someone with an account.
2. What should users be on the lookout for?
3. What should a user do if they face one of these Amazon scams?