The online holiday shopping season kicks off this week with heavily advertised promotions for Amazon Prime Day, Target Deal Days and Walmart’s The Big Save event.
And don’t the scammers know it.
We’re being warned that 2020’s flurry of online shopping is triggering yet another scam. This time the fraudsters are impersonating Amazon, which begins its Prime Day sales at midnight going into Tuesday morning.
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Some recorded voice claims to be from Amazon and then tells you about a fraudulent charge on your Amazon Prime card. Or maybe the recorded message will alert you to a so-called lost or damaged package.
Some complaints earlier in 2020 reported that consumers received emails containing an order confirmation for an item they didn’t purchase.