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Amazon customers in Gedling borough warned about scam email that aims to get their bank details

Fake emails purporting to be from Amazon have been sent to shoppers across Gedling borough.

The mass email scam from “” claims the recipient has made an order online and mimics an automatic customer email notification.

The scam email claims recipients have ordered an expensive vintage chandelier. Other reported examples include: Bose stereos, iPhone’s and luxury watches.

The emails cleverly state that if recipients haven’t authorised the transaction they can click on the help centre link to receive a full refund. The link leads to an authentic-looking website, which asks victims to confirm their name, address, and bank card information.

SCAM: Emails that claim to be from Amazon are from fraudsters after people’s bank details

A spokesman for Amazon said: “These suspicious e-mails will often contain links to websites that look like, but aren’t, attachments or prompts to install software on your computer, Typos or grammatical errors and forged e-mail addresses to make it look like the e-mail is coming from

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He added: “Amazon will never ask for personal information to be supplied by e-mail.”

You can read more about identifying suspicious emails claiming to be from Amazon by visiting

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