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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Prime Time for Prime Day Scams

Prime Scams

Amazon Prime Day is approaching. You might be expecting some Amazon deliveries soon. While you might use Prime Day for awesome deals, cybercriminals use Prime Day for awful scams.  

Cybercriminals may take advantage of Prime Day in different ways, but there are some common scam tactics that they typically use. For example, they may include the Amazon logo in their phishing emails to make their emails seem more legitimate.  
 
If you enter your Amazon login credentials on one of the fake pages, cybercriminals can use these credentials to change your Amazon account password and log you out of your account. Then, they can make purchases using your saved payment information. 
  
Tips: 

  • If you receive an email from Amazon about an upcoming delivery or an account update, don’t click any links in the email. Instead, log in to your Amazon account directly from your browser or app to check on the issue. 

  • Enable multi-factor authentication on your Amazon account to add an additional layer of security. 

 

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