Amazon refund scam targeting some Mississauga and Brampton residents

Published January 30, 2022 at 6:01 pm

Residents in Mississauga and Brampton are advised to watch out for a new scam related to Amazon’s shipping service.

The scam in question instructs the recipient to claim their refunds by following a suspicious-looking link.

It looks like this:

Residents should avoid clicking the link or responding to the message with any personal information.

“Amazon will never send you an unsolicited message that asks you to provide sensitive personal information like your social security number, tax ID, bank account number, credit card information, ID questions like your mother’s maiden name or your password,” Amazon says.

“If you receive a suspicious or fraudulent correspondence, don’t share any personal information and report it immediately.”

More information is available on Amazon’s help and customer service page.

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