SCAM Alert To Amazon Customers
This is a scam alert to Amazon customers on the Wealthy Affiliate platform; a majority of whom advertise and promote Amazon products on their niche websites.
How the Amazon Scam is Initiated
You receive an automated system call purportedly from Amazon claiming that your account has been tampered with and purchases made with your credentials.
You are asked to Press 1 to proceed. If you do, you are transferred to an actual person (fraudster) who offers to help secure your account by asking for to install some software on your personal computer.
What You Stand to Lose
The moment they succeed in getting you to install the software, they will have full access with the ability to watch and collect any information on your computer including your bank records and credit card information.
All the information on your computer is compromised.
- Disconnect the call and reach out to Amazon through their official customer service line indicated on their official website.
- Never give private information like bank account and credit card details over the phone.
- You can also receive a call claiming that you were charged for Amazon Prime and that they need your credentials to set the record right. So if you receive a call or an email in that regard, or offering you any refund you have no idea about, ignore them and proceed to email email@example.com. Do not click on any links in their emails instead, delete them.