Amazon Payment Scams
Fraud and scams are lurking all over the Internet. With scammers waiting to defraud the naïve and innocent, Amazon.com is something of a refuge for wary online shoppers. Because of the extensive selection of products and more importantly, its return guarantee, consumers congregate to the online retail giant. Having left no stone unturned, some unscrupulous sellers are taking advantage of Amazon's customer communication system, luring credulous shoppers into a scam.
Chances are you are an Amazonian subscriber and from time to time you may receive emails Amazon Payments, but they might be fallacious. Directing you to a website that looks similar to the Amazon payments, you might be asked to provide some sensitive details like your account information, OTP or any password combinations, beware you might be conned. Get yourself backed up by the Amazon buyer protection program and save a lot of hassles.
Be aware of Amazon payment methods and defend yourself from deception on the internet by spotting out and staying away from any phishing attempts. When there is a suspicion during the time of payment, don't hesitate to ask the intended addressee for more information about the purpose and safety of the requested payment. If you find something uneasy with the transaction, on no account, send the payment.
Don't be tempted when you find a good deal on a car, truck or boat etc, on Craigslist, eBay, or elsewhere on the internet. Proceeding with deals that are deceptive, might make you bankrupt. If it sounds to be too good to be true, probably it is. Commit this to memory- A Legitimate car seller will not ask for payment in Amazon Gift Cards. Don't become a victim of the Amazon Payments Car Scam, think twice.
How to avoid payment scams?
- Show caution to any lottery winnings received through internet or phone offer
- Avoid making payments to someone whose identity you can't verify
- Be on guard and think twice when you are making payment to claim any lottery winnings that promises you of receiving a lump sum in return.
- Stay away from emails that ask you to provide bank account information, e-mail address, OTP or any other sensitive details. Remember, Amazon will never ask you for personal information.
- Thou shall not send money by any means such as cash, wire transfer, Western Union, PayPal, Money Gram, including by Amazon Payments to a vendor who says that Amazon or Amazon Payments will assure the transaction, refund your funds if you are not content with the purchase, or hold your funds in escrow.
Minimize the damage and prevent further loss by reporting it to the local authorities, if you think you have been scammed. Seek the counsel of legal representatives and report it to your financial institution, if you've disclosed your credit card, bank account details or other personal details to the scammers.