A lot of thieves and organized criminal syndicates constantly prowl offline and online places where unsuspecting users are out to buy the things that they need. That’s because this gives them access to large numbers of prospective victims who are ready to take out their wallets, credit cards and checkbooks. This is the main reason why scammers continue to target regular online buyers in popular Internet shopping networks like Amazon. Many American users have recently posted complaints in Big Scammers among other anti-cyber fraud sites against the latest forms of Amazon money fraud today.
To be capable of pulling off this money fraud, crooks buy scraped contact details of Amazon buyers in their target countries from other criminals in the Deep Web. These are mostly hackers with the ability to inject malicious code into popular websites. The malware program is usually designed to steal the Internet surfing history and track the behavior of unsuspecting users through vulnerabilities in the cookie-storing protocols of widely used Web browsers. Sometimes, malicious applications are also secretly downloaded and installed in the victim’s device, clandestinely logging the user’s inputs and remotely transmitting it to Web server networks that are owned and controlled by the malware author. Their contact details are then used for the mass mailing campaigns of these thieves.
This money fraud is mainly committed through phishing scams. American users were the target recipients of at least 48% of all new phishing attacks that were launched globally last year. This is why a lot of users in the USA recently posted complaints in Big Scammers regarding their experience in being victimized by the newest Amazon scams today.
Victims of this money fraud receive irresistible promos and exclusive discount offers for wildly popular products in Amazon. They’re told that they can only get the products at these special prices by sending money through cash-only remittance outlets. Since criminals use email addresses that can easily be mistaken for the real thing, many unsuspecting users continue to be victimized by this phishing attack. They end up losing their money without any chance for recovery. That’s because transactions through money transmitters and cash-only remittance centers are usually irreversible and non-refundable. Crooks also use these platforms because it gives them a certain level of anonymity, which allows them to avoid being tracked down and identified.
How Amazon Shoppers Can Avoid This Money Fraud
First, you should enable the anti-spam and anti-phishing features of your Web browser, chat applications, email client program, Webmail platforms, social network and other online communities where you regularly hang out. This will reduce your chances of receiving phishing messages and spam offers that could lead you straight to this money fraud.
Second, you should be more vigilant when opening any message from any source. Remember, scammers and organized criminal groups have the ability to use hacked accounts to perpetuate this money fraud. This means you could end up with a phishing message from one of your peers. So, make it a point to verify the authenticity of any message that you get before opening it.
Third, you should keep posted for the newest tactics and schemes that are being used by crooks to victimize Amazon shoppers today. Expect many variants of this money fraud to surface in the next few weeks. You can learn about the latest Amazon-related scams and confidence schemes at the moment by signing up at BigScammers.Com. You’ll get instant notifications and real time alerts each time a victim posts a complaint against a similar form of cyber fraud in this online community.