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DATCP: Consumers beware of scam Amazon emails making rounds

MADISON, Wis. - An email claiming to be Amazon.com canceling an order for a product consumers didn’t buy is part of a phishing scam, according to a release from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Officials said consumers should be suspicious of these fake Amazon order cancellation emails and any similar emails they receive.

According to the release, links in the email download malicious software onto a device, or users can be directed to a site that tries to collect your Amazon account username and password or other personal information.

Officials said some of the addresses the scam emails come from look like legitimate Amazon.com email addresses, but scammers can spoof send addresses.


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