Are Amazon Seller Scams on the Rise in Q4?

With the hustle and bustle of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping days ahead, are we seeing an increase in Amazon seller scams? We’ve heard from several sellers (all of whom received questionable calls and emails), and decided to investigate. And while you might think of phishing scams as money-transfer requests to foreign countries, these new scammers appear to be targeting new Amazon sellers. But that could never happen to you, right?! Well, the fact is: scammers are getting sneakier. They clearly know the Amazon space they’re attempting to infiltrate, and use convincing language in their emails and information requests to make sellers think the scammers are people they aren’t. There is nothing worse than a threat to your Amazon seller account, so make it your number one priority to protect yourself! Here’s what you need to know: 1. ALWAYS take a close look at the email sender and/or URL Email cons and phishing scams go hand-in-hand, so it’s important you know how to spot a fake. An email from Amazon is genuine when the address ends in @amazon.com. No other variation of @amazon.com is acceptable. Check the email’s header information too. If the “received from”, “reply to”, or “return … Read More

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