Here are some scams that the Better Business Bureau is calling attention to:
Caller to BBB: “I got an email from Amazon that is very upsetting. It said that someone with my address ordered an expensive laptop. They had a phone number on the email and if I didn’t order the laptop I should call them immediately. I called the number in the message and they kept asking me for my personal information. I refused to answer and hung up, but now I’m worried. What do you think, BBB?”
BBB says Beware of Calls from Amazon. Scammers are sending out millions of messages that appear to come from Amazon. They may claim you made a major purchase, or want to get into your computer to fix a software problem, or tell you there is a problem with your Amazon account or credit card. Amazon warns that these messages are mostly scams.
First, check the sender’s email address. Often they are not from Amazon. If you didn’t make a purchase, don’t call the phone number in the email. Instead, go online and get the real Amazon contact information. Amazon will never ask for your banking information, driver’s license, Social Security number, or other sensitive personal and financial information. They will also not ask you to install apps or other software on your computer or phone. Those programs can be used to hijack your devices — and steal your…