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Scammers are taking advantage of Amazon Prime Day to deceive shoppers

Security experts warn of a major one Phishing campaign aimed at taking advantage of Amazon Prime Day taking place this week. The Amazon Prime Day organized by its giant E-commerce, is said to be a bigger event than Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday.

Therefore, fraudsters try to exploit it to make huge profits. Scammers counterfeit the Amazon brand to deceive unsuspecting people buyers, to disclose their sensitive personal and financial information.

Amazon Prime Day scammers

The fraud prevention company "Bolster" analyzed hundreds of millions of sites using in-depth learning, natural language processing and computer vision technology to detect phishing patterns.

In particular, he pointed out that with the outbreak of his pandemic COVID-19 There has been a sharp rise in phishing attacks falsifying the World Health Organization (WHO) to deceive unsuspecting victims, culminating in the months of August and September.

Amazon Prime Day scammers

According to Bolster, this fact proves that the cybercriminals expect a conjuncture like Amazon Prime Day to take advantage of careless buyers.
Regarding the specific Amazon event, the scams can take various forms: a) a seemingly legitimate Amazon site featuring a new Kindle for $ 79, asking for confirmation of payment information from interested parties; »Which offers free iPhone 11 Pro to anyone who answers a few questions and fills in the payment details.

Amazon Prime Day scammers

Thus, Bolster advises users to never shop through links to spam emails, always check the shopping experience in case it differs from the Amazon rule and check the site for details such as blurry images or missing links if they suspect it is a phishing page.

Neal Dennis, a threat intelligence expert at Cyware, said that the popularity of Amazon Prime Day and the desire of consumers not to miss the offers make it an enticing and lucrative target for fraudsters. Finally, Dennis advises online shoppers to follow some basic steps to detect phishing emails:

  • Check the sender's address.
  • Observe for poor syntax and grammar or for spelling mistakes.
  • Follow common sense when considering what an email asks.

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