Amazon Scams

Even the largest commercial website in existence isn’t immune to fraud, as a number of Amazon scams exist. There are multiple types of schemes, including on the site itself and scams claiming to be associated with Amazon.

Seller fraud is one of the most common types of Amazon scams, including sellers that don’t fulfill orders or dealers posing as manufacturers.


Amazon Scams: Full List Below

Other common scams include Amazon scam email campaigns, promising rewards, or claiming to be from the company. Amazon gift card scams, Amazon credit builder scams, and Amazon gift cards or credit cards, are also pervasive.

Learn more about these and other Amazon scams and how to avoid them. See below.

March 2, 2021
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Amazon Watch Raffle: Apple, Garmin or Fitness Prize Text?

Beware of a fake Amazon watch raffle, aka the Amazon Fitness Watch Text or the Apple Watch Raffle Scam. It could also feature a Garmin prize.
February 15, 2021
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Amazon Locked Account Scam

Watch out for the new Amazon Locked Account scam. It is a text message claiming to be from Amazon's headquarters. Here's how it looks like:
December 20, 2020
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Amazon Free Playstation

Beware of a fake Amazon Free Playstation offer aka the Amazon Rewards scam - a survey offering a PS5 through the Reward Club.
October 8, 2020
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Amazon Prime Scams

The Amazon Prime scams are prevalent this week. Here are the Top 7 scams.
September 26, 2020
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Amazon Prime Gift Text Message

Watch out for the Amazon Prime Text Scam. Here is how it works.
October 16, 2020
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Amazon Prime Day Winner

Watch out for a Amazon Prime Day Winner scam. It comes as a notification claiming to be from Amazon regarding a MacBook Pro award.
August 12, 2020
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Amazon Prime Call: Membership Charge

Beware of the newest scam involving the Amazon Prime brand. It relates to your membership and works like this:
August 12, 2020
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Amazon Jobs From Home

Watch out for fake Amazon jobs from home, as the company has now over 1M employees. Here is how the Amazon work from home scams work:
October 4, 2020

Amazon Brushing: How To Tell If Amazon Reviews Are Real

Amazon brushing is a fraudulent technique perpetrating online. It is critical to know how to tell if Amazon reviews are real.
August 12, 2020
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Amazon Empty Box

If your Amazon package arrived empty, you could rest assured that you've been a victim of the Amazon Empty Box scam. Here's how it works:
August 12, 2020

How Criminals Can Hack Into Your Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo Hack: How It Works Criminals are getting more sophisticated everyday and could hack into your new smart speakers […]
August 12, 2020

Amazon Prime Review Scam

Amazon Prime Review Scam: How It Works Amazon has become the biggest source of online shopping in the world, […]
August 12, 2020

Amazon Shopping Credits

Amazon Shopping Credits Scam: How It Works (with video below) Amazon is growing its business by the hour, 197 […]
August 12, 2020

Amazon Login Attempt

Amazon Login Attempt Scam: How It Works Amazon is the most used online retailer, having over 300 million active users, […]
August 12, 2020

Two Online Auction Policy Loopholes Creating Scams: PayPal Change Address And Amazon Removed Feedback

How the scam works: (with video below) Every day, thousands of people use Amazon, eBay and PayPal to conduct simple […]
August 12, 2020

Amazon Shipping Scam

The list of Amazon scams continue to grow every day, the newest addition being the Amazon Shipping Scam.
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