• FWN Warning

    From Ben Ritchey@1:2320/100 to All on Wed Dec 7 06:24:30 2016

    AARP Fraud Watch

    Amazon.com Scam Hits Holiday Shoppers

    Dear Ben,

    Just in time for the holidays, crooks have come up with a credible-looking way to scam online shoppers.

    How it Works:

    You get an e-mail that appears to be from Amazon.com stating your recent order cannot be shipped.
    Claiming a problem with processing, the e-mail informs you that you wonAt be able to access your account or place orders with Amazon until you confirm your information.
    A oclick hereo link leads to an authentic-looking Amazon web page to confirm your name, address and credit card information.
    After entering the information and clicking on a osave and continueo button, you are redirected to AmazonAs actual website.

    What You Should Know:

    The scam e-mail subject line will say oYour Amazon.com order cannot be shipped.o
    If the ofromo line in the e-mail contains an Internet Service Provider other than @amazon.com, the e-mail is not from Amazon.

    What You Should Do:

    If you get an e-mail like this from Amazon (or any other online retailer), donAt click on the link!
    If youAve recently ordered from Amazon and are concerned about missing an authentic update, use your web browser to independently (not through the e-mail) log in to Amazon.com and check under oYour Orderso to see if the e-mailAs details match any of your order information. If the information doesnAt match, then the e-mail is a scam.

    Please share this alert with friends and family!

    Kristin Keckeisen
    Fraud Watch Network

    P.S. Spotted a scam? Tell us about it. Our scam-tracking map gives you information about the latest scams targeting people in your state. YouAll also

    find first-hand accounts from scam-spotters who are sharing their experiences so you know how to protect yourself and your family.
    The AARP Fraud Watch Network connects you to the latest information about ID theft and fraud so you can safeguard your personal information and your pocketbook.
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    If you or someone you know has been a victim of identity theft or fraud, contact the AARP Foundation Fraud Fighter Center at 877-908-3360.

    Share this alert with your family and friends so they know how to spot the common strategies scammers use and have the tools they need to defend themselves against their tricks.

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