Amazon Prime Day Is Coming, and So Are These 6 Common Amazon Scams!

Amazon Prime Day 2021 will be live on June 21 and 22. Are you excited? Be careful. You are not the only one ready for this big event; scammers are also prepared to trick you. This post lists the 6 common Amazon scams to watch out for, as well as tips on how to combat them.

First, let’s look at this well-designed Amazon phishing website:

If you take a closer look, you will find that the web address of this site is NOT legitimate. Note,   genuine Amazon web address should be!

Scammers can record your credit card details when you process payments on the site. Don’t let them!

Amazon Prime Day scams can also appear as phishing text messages. Scammers prompt you to click on a phishing link that leads to a web page, which asks you to enter sensitive credentials. The data you provide will end up in their hands and be used to steal your money, as well as your identity.

Or, scammers pose as Amazon and attach a set of phone numbers that is irrelevant to Amazon in emails. They falsely claim there are issues with your Amazon account and instruct you to dial the number they provide. With this, they can start other scams – for example, asking you to wire money.

Common Excuse Scammers Use for Amazon Phishing Scams:

  • Amazon Prime Day
    • E-mail:

      -Thank you Hi This is a confirmation email for the item(s) that you placed with us. Your item(s) are ready to be shipped Estimated delivery date is mentioned below ID HAZD03-88557105 placed on April 01 2021 Thank you for shopping with amazon – 21200221

    • Text message:

      -The Amazon Prime Day Winner Is Allan! Congratulations, collect your brand new Macbook Pro right now: <URL>

  • Fake Amazon security alert
    • E-mail:

      – Dear Customer, We have placed a hold on your Amazon account and all pending orders. We took this action the billing information you provided did not match the information on file with the card issuer. To resolve this issue, please verify now with the billing name, address, and telephone number registered to your payment card. If you recently moved, you may need to update this information with the card issuer. Verify now If you are unable to complete the verification process within 24 hours, all pending orders will be canceled. You will not be able to access your account until this process has been completed. We ask that you not open new account as any new order you place may be delayed. Thank you Best regards, Amazon Help Center We hope to see you again soon! Thank you Amazon

    • Text message:

      -Amazon: Notification from Security team amazon. Your account was temporarily onhold, because too many logins on unknown devices. Action needed, tap here to respond: <URL>

  • Fake Amazon order confirmation
    • Text message:

      -Order confirmed: You can add more items until we start packing your Amazon Fresh order: <URL>

  • Fake Amazon package delivery
    • E-mail:

      -amazon Hi , your package will arrive: Friday, May 21 Track package ON THE WAY 1 item Order #111 SHIPMENT TOTAL WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM YOUR BANK ACCOUNT AUTOMATICALLY TO CANCEL CONTACT THE PHONE NUMBER (in words for better reading ) SHIPMENT TOTAL $826.97
      (Source: Reddit)

    • Text message:

      –Delivered: Your Amazon package with Mayfair Games CN3025 Catan: Junior and 1 other item was delivered. More info at <URL>

  • Fake Amazon raffle
    • E-mail:

      Source: Twitter

      -Congratulations we have tried to reach you for your reward amazon congratulation you have been selected to win a rewards OPEN IMMEDIATELY

    • Text message:

      -Amazon: Congratulations Clifford, you came in 1st in this week’s Amazon pods raffle! Click the link to : <URL>

  • Fake 30th Anniversary Giveaway
    • Text message:

      -hxxp://xtotw6[.]cxcjghh[.]cn/ (URL) hxxp://cpcb0y[.]17clean[.]net/ (URL) Amazon 30th anniversary celebration Free gifts for everyone

No matter which trick you fall into, once you click on the link in the text message, it will lead you to a fake online survey page and ask you to finish it in exchange for lavish rewards.

Next, you will have to enter personal information and banking details to “pay” for your gift. Please be aware! This is when you involuntarily shared sensitive credentials to scammers!

How to Protect Yourself

  • Double check the sender’s mobile number/email address/shopping site’s web address.
  • Reach out to Amazon customer support directly for help.
  • Too-good-to-be-true offers are suspicious.
  • NEVER click links or attachments from unknown sources. You can install Trend Micro Check Chrome extension for scam protection on the go. Download and pin Trend Micro Check at the top right of your Chrome browser, and it will automatically block dangerous pages for you.

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