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Received an Amazon OTP Text? It Could Be a Scam
16 August 2022 |

Received an Amazon OTP Text? It Could Be a Scam

If you received an Amazon OTP text message out of the blue, it could be a sign that someone else is trying to log into your account.

Fake Amazon Calls Expose Users to Phishing Attempts
6 June 2022 |

Fake Amazon Calls Expose Users to Phishing Attempts

If you receive a call from Amazon about suspicious activity on your account, it's likely a scam, and you should hang up immediately.

How to Beat "Amazon Prime Renewal" Phone Scams

How to Beat "Amazon Prime Renewal" Phone Scams

This scam starts with a recorded message about an early (or unwanted) Amazon Prime renewal. To 'cancel,' you will unknowingly be transferred to a scammer impersonating 'Amazon.'

Wait! That Walmart Giveaway Text May be a Scam!
24 May 2022 |

Wait! That Walmart Giveaway Text May be a Scam!

Fake texts are being sent to consumers claiming a hefty sum is waiting for them on a Walmart gift card, but falling for this scam puts you at risk of identity theft.

Common Amazon Scam Texts and How to Protect Yourself
20 May 2022 |

Common Amazon Scam Texts and How to Protect Yourself

If you're one of the millions of people who buy products from Amazon, you've likely received a text message or two that seem a bit suspicious. We teach you how to identify a fake text and avoid being scammed.

Have You Claimed Amazon Rewards Credit? You May Have Been Scammed
7 March 2022 |

Have You Claimed Amazon Rewards Credit? You May Have Been Scammed

Don't get too excited if you receive a text message from "Amazon" claiming you've won a prize—scammers are impersonating the brand in this phishing scam.

Amazon Brushing Scam: Receiving Packages You Didn't Order
23 February 2022 |

Amazon Brushing Scam: Receiving Packages You Didn't Order

Received an Amazon package that you didn't order? Check your account—scammers could be posting fake reviews on your behalf.

Amazon OTP Delivery Email: Protection Against Fraud
20 December 2021 |

Amazon OTP Delivery Email: Protection Against Fraud

You can fight scammers who order big-ticket items from your Amazon account with a one-time password that stops them from receiving the item.

Shipping Scams Use Fake Emails to Steal Your Information
1 December 2021 |

Shipping Scams Use Fake Emails to Steal Your Information

Scammers are sending convincing emails, posing as shipping companies and online shopping sites, in order to collect your personal information.

Amazon Gift Card Scams: Stay Safe, Never Pay Via Gift Cards

Amazon Gift Card Scams: Stay Safe, Never Pay Via Gift Cards

If anyone asks for payment via Amazon gift cards, it's likely a scam, especially if it's someone claiming to be from a government agency.

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How to Claim Free Grubhub Delivery for a Year with Amazon Prime

How to Claim Free Grubhub Delivery for a Year with Amazon Prime

Amazon's acquisition of 2% of Just Eat Takeaway is good news for Amazon Prime subscribers—free food delivery from Grubhub is just a few clicks away.

How Beat Amazon Scams and Stay Safe When Shopping Online
6 July 2022 |

How Beat Amazon Scams and Stay Safe When Shopping Online

With Amazon being the largest online retailer worldwide, it's easy to see why scammers target its customers. Educate yourself, so you don't fall victim to an Amazon scam.

How to Tell if Nikes Are Fakes: From Tags to the Stitching
1 June 2022 |

How to Tell if Nikes Are Fakes: From Tags to the Stitching

Nike is one of the biggest brands targeted by counterfeiters and scammers—be extra careful with Nike products from non-official retailers as you could end up with a fake.

Real vs. Fake Jordans: 7 Easy Ways to Spot Fake Nikes
26 May 2022 |

Real vs. Fake Jordans: 7 Easy Ways to Spot Fake Nikes

If you're in the market for a new pair of Nike Air Jordans, cheaper isn't necessarily better. With so many counterfeiters at large, you might end up buying fakes.

How to View Your Amazon Archived Orders & Hide Search History

How to View Your Amazon Archived Orders & Hide Search History

If you share your account with multiple users, archiving your past orders is a good way to keep others from seeing your orders and ruining a surprise or seeing private orders.

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Nike Teams Up with U.S. Customs to Stop Counterfeiters
23 August 2021 |

Nike Teams Up with U.S. Customs to Stop Counterfeiters

Nike is taking a stand against counterfeiters and stopping fake products before they hit U.S. soil.

Roe vs. Wade Overturned: Abortion Rights in Your State

Roe vs. Wade Overturned: Abortion Rights in Your State

Find out what the overturning of Roe vs. Wade means for abortion rights in your state.

Searches for "COVID Vaccine 5G" Hit All-Time High, But Microchips Definitely Not in Vaccine
2 February 2022 |

Searches for "COVID Vaccine 5G" Hit All-Time High, But Microchips Definitely Not in Vaccine

The number of people searching for the term "COVID vaccine 5G" on Google has just hit an all-time high, but there's one way to be sure that there are no microchips.

Social Media: The New Favorite Amongst Scammers
1 February 2022 |

Social Media: The New Favorite Amongst Scammers

Social media platforms are possibly the most used tools in committing fraud, responsible for $770 million in losses.

Beware When Scanning QR Codes, Even for Menus
20 January 2022 |

Beware When Scanning QR Codes, Even for Menus

The FBI is warning Americans about a new scam circulating in the country involving fraudulent QR codes in public places.