One of the most important tools for a cybercriminal is social engineering dedicated to cyber scams. Playing with the minds of users to get their attacks to achieve their effect is essential for them, they need to be credible and attract attention. They do this by tricking the user by impersonating known companies with which the user is likely to have some kind of relationship. For example, one of the best known the sent SMS or emails in the “give away” discounts or prizes. This is especially the case during shopping times, such as the Black friday Y Christmas.
The Jeff Bezos company you already know there are a multitude of scammers trying to fool users on your platform. These take advantage of the popularity of the online store and are aimed at all types of users, from the most expert to the most novice.
Even if you have never bought in AmazonSome of these scams can affect you too, as they are similar in other e-commerce. The computer security company Kaspersky, has summarized what are the most common Amazon attacks.
If you are an Amazon user. You have to inform yourself and protect yourself.
For several years now, phishing (the form of e-commerce scam par excellence) has been the main threat to users. Hackers take personal data, including data that accesses your important accounts (including financial accounts). Among them, scammers know that an Amazon account is a very desirable target, since with it they can carry out a multitude of movements in a simple way.
Most common Amazon attacks
They start by getting your data by using deceptive emails, SMS or calls pretending to be Amazon employees. There are a multitude of phishing methods, but they always tend to lure you in with an eye-catching message that alarms you to click. We show you the most common:
- Fake messages about an Amazon Prime subscription
- False alarms about suspicious activity on your Amazon account
- Confirmation of a purchase order on Amazon that you have not placed
- Fraud involving gift card payment for products
- False gift card purchase requests
- False notifications about a voucher or gift
- There has been a “shipping error”
- Product exchange after delivery