SCAM OF THE WEEK: JULY
Scammers are good at what they do. They target people of all backgrounds, ages, and income levels with sophisticated ways to steal your money and personal information.
Amazon Prime Day 2022 is approaching, which means that you might be expecting some Amazon deliveries soon. While you may use Prime Day for awesome deals, cybercriminals use Prime Day for awful scams.
Cybercriminals may take advantage of Prime Day in different ways, but there are some common scam tactics that they typically use. For example, they may include the Amazon logo in their phishing emails to make their emails seem more legitimate. Their emails may also include links that send you to fake Amazon login pages.
If you enter your Amazon login credentials on one of the fake pages, cybercriminals can use these credentials to change your Amazon account password and log you out of your account. Then, they can make purchases using your saved payment information.
To keep your Amazon account secure, follow the tips below:
- If you receive an email from Amazon about an upcoming delivery or an account update, don’t click any links in the email. Instead, log in to your Amazon account directly from your browser to check on the issue.
- Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) on your Amazon account. MFA adds an additional layer of security by requiring you to present two or more verification factors to log in to your account.
Cybercriminals often use scare tactics to trick you into clicking links without thinking. If you receive an email that urges you to take immediate action, stop and evaluate the message before you click any links.