Amazon allows individuals and companies to
sell their own products through the Amazon website.
This is a very useful service for many and widens Amazons range of products for sale significantly.
When an item is sold, Amazon emails the seller to specify that payment has been received so they can ship the product to the buyer. This is a safe procedure for the seller as you don’t despatch the product until payment is completed.
However, some criminals know how to ‘spoof’ these emails i.e. make a fake email that appears to have come from Amazon. The difference in these emails is that the scammer will specify that payment will not be completed until the item is dispatched.
This is not Amazon policy so any email that appears like this is fake.
If you’re selling something on Amazon and receive a “sold” email message, you should verify this on your Amazon seller’s account by checking the sale.
If it’s not recorded then there is a scam in progress and you should notify Amazon.