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BBB warns of imposters sending emails pretending to be from Amazon

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Better Business Bureau is warning people about an email scam making the rounds as people are expecting their online deliveries arriving on their doorstep.

“This is a classic case of impostering a well known company or organization,” says Kirstin Davis, marketplace director for BBB Northwest.

The BBB says scammers are pretending to be Amazon. Here’s how the scam works. You get a seemingly legitimate email from Amazon saying they couldn’t confirm the address you have on file and it asks you to verify your account information by clicking a link. They say it’s fake and that email is trying to get your personal information.

“They tend to go around this time of year because there's so many email there's so much communication out there in the marketplace that the scammers are betting on the fact that you're going to open it and believe it's true,” Davis says.

So here is some advice on how to avoid falling victim:

Check the sender's email address. You can see on this sample that the email isn’t even from someone with an Amazon domain. Don’t click on the links in the email and never share information with someone if they ask for it unsolicited.

For more information on this particular alert: https://www.bbb.org/council/news-events/bbb-scam-alerts/2017/11/scam-confirm-your-account-emails-look-just-like-amazon.com/

Report all emails and other scams to the BBB’s Scam Tracker: https://www.bbb.org/scamtracker/us

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