Amazon Users: Beware of This Reported Prime Day Email Scam

A new phishing scam is reportedly targeting users of the paid service through a very official-looking email.  Victims receive an email thanking them for their recent purchase on Amazon Prime Day and inviting them to write a review in exchange for a $50 "bonus."

When consumers click on the link, it takes them to a spoofed Amazon site  that requests their log in credentials. She warns consumers NOT to click  on the provided links as they may lead to a malware infection on your  computer or ransomware that can encrypt sensitive files on your device.

According to Amazon, suspicious emails and/or webpages claiming to be from them often contain:

• An order confirmation for an item you didn't purchase or an attachment to an order confirmation.

• Requests for your username and/or password, or other personal information

• Requests to update payment information.

• Links to websites that look like

• Attachments or prompts to install software on your computer.

• Typos or grammatical errors.

• Forged e-mail addresses to make it look like the e-mail is coming from Note:  If the "from" line of the e-mail contains an Internet Service Provider  (ISP) other than, then it's a fraudulent e-mail.

If you've received one of these spam emails, do not click on it. You should immediately check your information on the Amazon Payment website, and then contact them at with information about the email you received. Of course, you should delete the email immediately after notifying Amazon.

(Good Housekeeping)

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