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Amazon warns of new card-theft 'phishing' scam
16 November 2018 @ 19:16

Warnings have been issued by global media about a 'phishing' scam affecting Amazon customers in an attempt to hack their credit card and bank details.

Amazon Spain has flagged up this latest cyber-fraud and released a series of recommendations on its site.

Customers have reported receiving emails after purchasing, typically with a subject heading claiming: “Your order cannot be shipped.”

Once opened, the email – which appears very authentic – asks the reader to click on a link to resolve the delivery problem.

The link takes the customer to a page which looks exactly like Amazon's site and which asks the customer to confirm his or her name, address and credit or debit card details.

Amazon.es urges customers not to click on links or open attachments in any email purporting to be from the online store, and if it is too late, to visit the page on the Amazon site titled Proteger tu sistema ('Protect your account').

“Fraudulent emails which are not from Amazon usually contain a confirmation of an order you have not purchased, or data attached relating to confirmation of an order,” the site says.

They may also contain 'questions about your username, password or any other type of personal information' which may include DNI for Spanish nationals or NIE for foreign residents, card or bank account number, PIN codes or card security codes, name and surname or other information that may identify the customer, such as town or city of birth.

Read more at thinkSPAIN.com

 



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