Fake emails purporting to be from Amazon have been sent to shoppers across Gedling borough.
The mass email scam from “email@example.com” 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.
A spokesman for Amazon said: “These suspicious e-mails will often contain links to websites that look like Amazon.co.uk, but aren’t Amazon.co.uk, 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 Amazon.co.uk.
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 https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201489210
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