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The Amazon Business Account Scam

Amazon provides a business service called the Amazon Business Account and it is increasingly popular for people keen to spend a significant proportion of their business purchases with Amazon.

The real Amazon business account does offer free shipping, cheap prices, pay by invoice etc. and it starts at £80 per year for Amazon Business Prime – which gives the free shipping etc.

However, scammers have realised this is another target market they can go after.

Emails appear to be from Amazon and extol the virtues of opening a free business account with Amazon.

But, they are scammers looking for your login and password and payment details.

The link you click may get you to a website that looks like Amazon, but it’s a fake. Once they have your details, they can set up accounts with Amazon and lots of other retailers in your name and you will get the bills to pay.

If you want to try Amazon Business then go to the Amazon website directly – do not click on links in emails that may be from scammers.

If you have any experiences with scammers, spammers or time-waster do let me know, by email.

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Fake Amazon Prime Subscription

There are lots of scam emails trying to entice people to sign up for Amazon Prime at full price or a discount and these are mostly phishing emails – trying to get your confidential information.

This latest one takes the opposite approach.

The title is “This email confirms the Amazon Prime Subscription”

Customer Help Centre

This email confirms the Amazon Prime Subscription

Hello [name]

Product Name: Amazon Prime One Year Plan

Receipt Date [date]

Payment Method: Amazon account

Membership price: 179

This subscription will automatically renew unless you turn it off no later than 24 hours before the end of the current period. To cancel auto-renewal or manage your subscriptions click below and sign in.

Cancel and Refund Amazon Prime

The link is to a website copied from Amazon and it collects your name and password for Amazon and tells you the money will be refunded.

This is just a phishing scam to get your Amazon details.

Interesting that the scammer used the wrong price for Amazon Prime – it costs £79 not 179 as stated in the email.

It’s sometimes too easy to half read an email and if it looks legitimate to act by clicking the button – but don’t do that. Always read very carefully before clicking a link in an unrequested email.

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