While the fake website the e-mail directs users to also is designed in the same way as a legitimate Amazon webpage. However, the giveaway that the website is a fake is the URL which isn’t an Amazon address.
Action Fraud UK adds: “Your bank, or any other official organisation, won’t ask you to share personal information over email or text. If you need to check that it’s a genuine message, call them directly.”
The cyber fraud experts also said: “Spotted a suspicious email? Forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) – [email protected]”.
Speaking to Express.co.uk about the latest scam threat, an Amazon spokesperson said: “We take phishing attempts on our customers seriously, and will never call a customer for payment outside of our website. If a customer has concerns or receives a call they believe is not from Amazon, they can check the Amazon.co.uk help pages for guidance.”
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