Amazon Scam Text Sent by Cybercriminals

Cybercriminals or online scammers are sending out spoofed or fake Amazon scam texts that appear to have been sent by Amazon. The spoofed text or SMS' may appear to have been sent from or, which makes it appear as if they came from Amazon. The fake texts will ask recipients to click on a link, which goes to a phishing website that steals personal information and account credentials. Or, the email scams may contain an attached HTML form that the recipients are instructed to complete and submit.

Amazon Scam Text Sent by Cybercriminals

Therefore, to protect your self against Amazon phishing scams, it is recommended that you go directly to and sign into your account. Once you are signed in, Amazon may alert you to important alerts, updates or changes. Or, you may check your account or call Amazon's customer service.

Remember, Amazon will never send you an unsolicited email 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. If you receive a suspicious email, report it immediately.

Suspicious texts, emails or webpages not from often contain:

  • An order confirmation for an item you didn't purchase or an attachment to an order confirmation
    Note: Go to Your Orders to see if there is an order that matches the details in the email. If it doesn't match an order in Your Account, the message isn't from Amazon.
  • Requests for your username and/or password, or other personal information
  • Requests to update payment information
    Note: Go to Your Account and select Payment options. If you aren't prompted to update your payment method on that screen, the message isn't from Amazon.
  • Links to websites that look like, but aren't Amazon
  • Attachments or prompts to install software on your computer
  • Typos or grammatical errors
  • Forged email addresses to make it look like the email is coming from
    Note: If the "from" line of the email contains an Internet Service Provider (ISP) other than, then it's a fraudulent email.

To report a phishing or spoofed e-mail or webpage:

  • Open a new e-mail and attach the e-mail you suspect is fake.
  • For suspicious webpages, simply copy & paste the link into the email body.
  • If you can't send the e-mail as an attachment, you can forward it.
  • Send the e-mail to

    Note: Sending this suspicious e-mail as an attachment is the best way for us to track it.

    Note: Amazon can't respond personally when you report a suspicious correspondence to, but you may receive an automatic confirmation. If you have security concerns about your account, please contact us using the Contact Us button.

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Note: Some of the information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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November 3, 2020 at 12:35 PM by
Amazon Scam Text Sent by Cybercriminals

Congrats XXXXX You have won 1 brandnew IP12 Pro as our selected AMZ prime member of November.

Claim it here

from (216) 25804742


July 10, 2020 at 12:34 AM by
Amazon Scam Text Sent by Cybercriminals
an anonymous user from: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Does Amazon have a fraud department? Also, how can I verify that this person actually represents Amazon? Would they identify themselves with a first and last name? Also, what about an employee ID number to confirm their employment and their job title.

Please respond ASAP!


July 10, 2020 at 1:10 AM by
Amazon Scam Text Sent by Cybercriminals

Names and IDs can be faked, so you cannot rely on those. To determine if the text or email is a scam, we will have to review it. You can forward it to


June 4, 2020 at 3:28 PM by
Amazon Scam Text Sent by Cybercriminals
an anonymous user from: Arlington Heights, Illinois, United States

I received a text from 1-714-906-1298 saying: THIRD ALERT: my last name, please review the details for shipment ID: AmazonRewards (number) here: provide a link then it says Description: $100 bonus

Is this a scam?


June 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM by
Amazon Scam Text Sent by Cybercriminals

It is a scam.


May 26, 2020 at 10:12 AM by
Amazon Scam Text Sent by Cybercriminals
an anonymous user from: Rockville, Maryland, United States

I received a text stating that "Your amazon account login information from Guadeloupe. If it's not you, confirm to hxxp://authcontext-identity-amazon .com/*". Is this a scam?


May 26, 2020 at 11:07 AM by
Amazon Scam Text Sent by Cybercriminals

Yes, it is a scam.


May 15, 2020 at 1:39 PM by
Amazon Scam Text Sent by Cybercriminals
an anonymous user from: Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

I received a text stating that amazon has issued my outstanding balance from last order-(wrong amount) and I just need to accept interac e-transfer to deposit into the bank account.

website is


May 13, 2020 at 5:53 PM by
Amazon Scam Text Sent by Cybercriminals
an anonymous user from: Buffalo, New York, United States

SCAM TEXT from 323-524-9141 Wednesday, May 13, 2020 @4:49pm... stated “Some information on your account appears to be missing or incorrect, please update your account information promptly so that you can continue to enjoy all the benefits of your account. Details Click on https click / 3Jd9k”


May 13, 2020 at 5:53 PM by
Amazon Scam Text Sent by Cybercriminals
an anonymous user from: Buffalo, New York, United States

SCAM TEXT from 323-524-9141 Wednesday, May 13, 2020 @4:49pm... stated “Some information on your account appears to be missing or incorrect, please update your account information promptly so that you can continue to enjoy all the benefits of your account. Details Click on https click / 3Jd9k”




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Do not open email from people you don’t know

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Think before you click

If an email or text message looks suspicious, don’t open any attachments or click on the links.

Verify urgent requests or unsolicited emails, messages or phone calls before you respond

If you receive a message or a phone call asking for immediate action and don't know the sender, it could be a phishing message.

Be careful with links and new website addresses

Malicious website addresses may appear almost identical to legitimate sites. Scammers often use a slight variation in spelling or logo to lure you. Malicious links can also come from friends whose email has unknowingly been compromised, so be careful.

Secure your personal information

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Use Strong Passwords

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What if You Got Scammed?

Stop Contact With The Scammer

Hang up the phone. Do not reply to emails, messages, or letters that the scammer sends. Do not make any more payments to the scammer. Beware of additional scammers who may contact you claiming they can help you get your lost money back.

Secure Your Finances

  • Report potentially compromised bank account, credit or debit card information to your financial institution(s) immediately. They may be able to cancel or reverse fraudulent transactions.
  • Notify the three major credit bureaus. They can add a fraud alert to warn potential credit grantors that you may be a victim of identity theft. You may also want to consider placing a free security freeze on your credit report. Doing so prevents lenders and others from accessing your credit report entirely, which will prevent them from extending credit:

Check Your Computer

If your computer was accessed or otherwise affected by a scam, check to make sure that your anti-virus is up-to-date and running and that your system is free of malware and keylogging software. You may also need to seek the help of a computer repair company. Consider utilizing the Better Business Bureau’s website to find a reputable company.

Change Your Account Passwords

Update your bank, credit card, social media, and email account passwords to try to limit further unauthorized access. Make sure to choose strong passwords when changing account passwords.

Report The Scam

Reporting helps protect others. While agencies can’t always track down perpetrators of crimes against scammers, they can utilize the information gathered to record patterns of abuse which may lead to action being taken against a company or industry.

Report your issue to the following agencies based on the nature of the scam:

  • Local Law Enforcement: Consumers are encouraged to report scams to their local police department or sheriff’s office, especially if you lost money or property or had your identity compromised.
  • Federal Trade Commission: Contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or use the Online Complaint Assistant to report various types of fraud, including counterfeit checks, lottery or sweepstakes scams, and more.
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How To Recognize a Phishing Scam

Scammers use email or text messages to try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. If they get that information, they could get access to your email, bank, or other accounts. Or they could sell your information to other scammers. Scammers launch thousands of phishing attacks like these every day — and they’re often successful.

Scammers often update their tactics to keep up with the latest news or trends, but here are some common tactics used in phishing emails or text messages:

Phishing emails and text messages often tell a story to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment. You might get an unexpected email or text message that looks like it’s from a company you know or trust, like a bank or a credit card or utility company. Or maybe it’s from an online payment website or app. The message could be from a scammer, who might

  • say they’ve noticed some suspicious activity or log-in attempts — they haven’t
  • claim there’s a problem with your account or your payment information — there isn’t
  • say you need to confirm some personal or financial information — you don’t
  • include an invoice you don’t recognize — it’s fake
  • want you to click on a link to make a payment — but the link has malware
  • say you’re eligible to register for a government refund — it’s a scam
  • offer a coupon for free stuff — it’s not real

About Online Threat Alerts (OTA)

Online Threat Alerts or OTA is an anti-cybercrime community that started in 2012. OTA alerts the public to cyber crimes and other web threats.

By alerting the public, we have prevented a lot of online users from getting scammed or becoming victims of cybercrimes.

With the ever-increasing number of people going online, it important to have a community like OTA that continuously alerts or protects those same people from cyber-criminals, scammers and hackers, who are every day finding new ways of carrying out their malicious activities.

Online users can help by reporting suspicious or malicious messages or websites to OTA. And, if they want to determine if a message or website is a threat or scam, they can use OTA's search engine to search for the website or parts of the message for information.

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Amazon Scam Text Sent by Cybercriminals