This year, digital shopping has been widespread across the world; Amazon reported massive sales of third-party goods, $4.8 billion, just before Thanksgiving.
With the considerable growth in online sales, cybercrooks are taking advantage by creating fictitious identities and distributing false messages. Using detours from famous websites like Amazon, FedEx, and UPS, they have started their fake cyber work to exploit unsuspecting online shoppers. According to Check Point Software Technologies, the fake notices have been exactly 440% from October to November.
Accessing customers’ private information, owners of fake shipping links ask them to pay a huge ransom to reclaim their identity. Sixty five percent of fictitious shipping emails and notifications in the U.S. relate to Amazon because of the popularity of the e-commerce company, Check Point announced.
And that’s why Amazon has urgently asked its customers to report suspicious communications, like emails, texts or even phone calls, to Amazon customer service.