With millions relying on Amazon to make their online purchases, it was only a matter of time before the scammers struck, using a typical trick that has been successful in the past. The scam involves an email, purported to be from Amazon, confirming a recent order you placed. It looks official and even has the Amazon logo to convince you that the email is legitimate. But that is where the authenticity ends. You might be tempted to click on the link to determine what the problem is, and this is when you are directed to a fake site, to obtain your personal information.
In a recent article it also states this:
It goes without saying you shouldn’t click on the link. Amazon.com requests that anyone receiving one of these bogus emails forward it to [email protected]
Amazon.com said it never asks for Social Security numbers, tax identification numbers or other personal information as part of its transactions. It also said it never asks customers to confirm account information by clicking on an email link.
Be careful out there in Internet land. The bad guys are always looking for ways to steal cash from your wallet.