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billyHill Dec 10 '16
I found this here : (video on link below)
http://abc13.com/news/warning-new-scam-targets-amazon-holiday-shoppers/1647325/

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Identity thieves are at it again, this time hitting up potential holiday shoppers in their email inbox. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)



Friday, December 09, 2016 03:43AM

There's a new phishing scam targeting online shoppers that you need to know about this holiday season.

The thieves are sending out bogus emails that look like they're from Amazon, telling buyers their order cannot be shipped.

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Anyone can do this, and unfortunately too many folks are scamming innocent people.



When you click a link to confirm your information, an authentic-looking page with the Amazon logo asks you to enter your name, address and credit card information.

When you hit enter, the crooks receive your information and you are re-directed to the real Amazon.com.

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We're bringing you these tips for Cyber Monday, but really its good advice any time you shop on line.



The AARP is warning shoppers not to take the bait.

If you think there is a problem with your order, sign into the Amazon site directly and go to "Your Orders" to determine if there is a purchase that matches the details in the email.

If there isn't a match, it's not real, Amazon says.

RELATED: Identity thieves are targeting your children
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ID thieves are targeting your information and they are going after your children as well

davemac
davemac Apr 2
This advice applies to all emails. Never click on a link from inside an email.


Open the page manually in a browser and then sign in.


One sign that you are on a phishing page is that your login username and password won't be autofilled by your browser, because although it looks the same you are actually on a different website, so you will have no stored passwords.  STOP and think before typing in your password again, check the page address.


For those of you that are interested, an email URL link has 2 parts, the text you see and the destination you will actually go to, which is hidden.  If you hover your mouse over the visible text, what you see (possible at the bottom of the page) is the real destination as you click.

HappyRachelle
Very informative. Thanks for sharing

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