Amazon Prime scam targets residents in Mississauga and Brampton

Published March 26, 2022 at 3:40 pm

Residents in Mississauga and Brampton, particularly those who have an Amazon Prime membership, should keep an eye out for this malicious scam.

Some Amazon customers may receive a text alerting them that their Prime membership failed, and prompting them to verify their information.

It looks like this:

The text is an attempt by scammers to get you to share important personal or financial information.

“We take fraud, scam, phishing and spoofing attempts seriously,” Amazon says. “If you receive correspondence that you think may not be from Amazon, please report it immediately.”

The company has a page on its website to allow customers to report suspicious activity.

Residents are advised to delete the message and block the number.

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre advises residents to never share personal information (such as your name, address, birth date, social insurance number, and credit card or banking information) with unverified people or groups.

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