Beware Amazon “Thanks” Gift Card Scam

My partner got an email this morning from “customercare@amazon.com” that looks like this:

Amazon scam

I guess if you really spend a lot on Amazon (she doesn’t; I order almost everything we buy), you might think that Amazon would reward you for your business.

Think again. This is just another one of those scams that tries to get you to give up your credentials. You can see this on a Mac by hovering your cursor over the link:

Amazon scam link

I’ve blurred the URL to not implicate the poor company whose website was compromised and is now being used to fleece people… But you can see that it’s not Amazon.

On an iOS device, tap and hold the link to see the URL:

Amazon scam link ios

This is an old technique, but at this time of year, you might fall for it. Be forewarned.

4 thoughts on “Beware Amazon “Thanks” Gift Card Scam

  1. You know it’s a fraud simply because you’re addressed as “dear”. Those creating these scams aren’t native-English speakers, and lack the brains to have their work vetted by someone knowledgeable.

  2. You know it’s a fraud simply because you’re addressed as “dear”. Those creating these scams aren’t native-English speakers, and lack the brains to have their work vetted by someone knowledgeable.

  3. I been getting these sort of emails from everywhere. The latest that came in from supposedly Amazon had in the subject line “:Attention Amazon Shopper! Claim your $50.00 Reward”. They do not get opened, they go straight to the spam folder.

  4. I been getting these sort of emails from everywhere. The latest that came in from supposedly Amazon had in the subject line “:Attention Amazon Shopper! Claim your $50.00 Reward”. They do not get opened, they go straight to the spam folder.

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