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

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

The mass email scam from “service@amazon.co.uk” 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.

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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 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.

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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 https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201489210

To report a fraud or cyber crime, call us on 0300 123 2040

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