COLUMBIA – The Columbia County Sheriff office is warning of a scam that has duped a few people and after reports from citizens the Sheriff wanted to let people know of this tricky con.
“The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office would like to take this opportunity to warn the public regarding a new identity theft scam involving Amazon.”
Please take a look at the attached photo. People have been receiving these letters by both regular and e-mail, indicating that a hold has been placed on your account and all pending orders until such time as billing information can be verified.
Unsuspecting people will tap on the link, which directs you to a website that looks like it’s Amazon, but in reality it’s a data mining site that steals your identity in order to secure mail order merchandise under your name and bank account.
“Don’t fall for this! If you have questions or real concerns about your Amazon account, contact Amazon directly through known and trusted links, and not through links provided in e-mails or text messages.”