Report Amazon Credit Card Fraud Instantly
Amazon credit card fraud is growing. Saving tons of footwork, members love the idea of getting goods quickly, sometimes within hours.
Unfortunately, with online consumerism, the more popular the venue, the more that venue draws in scammers. But DoNotPay is here to deal with credit fraud.
What Is Amazon Credit Card Fraud?
Credit card fraud entails someone getting their hands on your personal information and using it to line their pockets.
One way scammers get their hands on Amazon info is through customer contact. Scammers pretend to rep Amazon, claiming there's suspicious activity, a misplaced package, or an unusual purchase. They con you into providing personal information.
In emails, there's usually a link. Once you click, the scammer tracks you, recording user names and passwords. They may request fees, payments, or charges.
How to File a Police Report for Amazon Credit Card Fraud
Call your local precinct and find out how to file a report online. Unfortunately, your local police precinct hasn't the resources to investigate online credit card fraud.
Scammers can be anywhere in the world. So, cases are usually assigned to federal law enforcement. Local law may take the complaint but will suggest you also file with the FBI.
Signs That You May Be a Victim of Amazon Credit Card Fraud
Typically, we find out too late that we're victims of credit card fraud. But there are warning signs to determine if scammers are trying to get at you.
|Amazon Calls You||Amazon hopes that you're responsibly monitoring your account and statements. If there's an issue, you contact the company.
Even if there is an incoming call — even by chance regarding a strange transaction — Amazon never asks for personal information, fees, or offers a refund.
Should you ever "hear" from Amazon, offer to call back, using a number on the site as opposed to one supplied by the caller.
|Requests to Update Payment Info||Amazon will never ask you to update card info through email or phone.|
|Invalid Links||All company links start with amazon.com. Scammers don't want you going to the site. They manipulate the link to make you believe otherwise. Think "124.amazon.com."|
Also, watch out for:
- Strange inquiries on credit reports.
- Collectors ask about debts that don't belong to you.
- Unfamiliar charges on your cards.
Amazon Identity Theft
Amazon credit card fraud falls in the category of identity theft. Scammers use stolen information to abuse your account.
Scammers are good at what they do. Once in, they glean financial info which they sell or use on other sites and stores.
How to Prevent Amazon Credit Card Fraud
Here are simple ways to prevent credit fraud.
- Keep an eye out for phishing scams.
- Don't save your card information online.
- Use password managers.
- Regularly review credit reports.
Often, being aware of what to look for helps prevent Amazon credit card fraud.
How to Handle Amazon Credit Card Fraud by Yourself
Amazon has plenty of info on scams, including:
- Never share personal info and report anyone who asks for it immediately to Amazon.
- Never open email links or attachments from odd texts or emails.
- Check "Your Orders" as anything attributed to you will be there. If nothing's listed, the message is not from Amazon.
- Never update payment info unless you're in the process of ordering on Amazon.
Next Steps for Amazon Credit Card Fraud If You Can't Do It Yourself
Federal agencies like the Secret Service and FBI investigate credit card crimes. The FTC counsels on credit card fraud but does not investigate. The DoJ is responsible for mass-market fraud, such as phishing.
Which agency takes charge is based on the severity and type of crime. Someone using your cards or identity may be a major inconvenience, but that's not a crisis. If a breach affects millions, impacts the market, or finances, and businesses worldwide, that demands unique attention.
You can contact local police and file a report, but they will likely advise you to go to a federal agency. Only under specific circumstances will the police act, such as having evidence scammers are local.
You may also reach out to local political representatives, like the district attorney, your district councilman, or a consumer advocate.
Deal With Amazon Credit Card Fraud Using DoNotPay
Here's how to deal with Amazon credit card fraud using DoNotPay in three steps.
- Search "identity theft" on DoNotPay and select the type of incident you would like to report.
- Tell us more about the incident that occurred, including the location, date, time, financial loss, and any suspect information you may have.
- We'll identify whether you should file an FTC report, contact the IRS, freeze your credit report, contact state agencies, or file a police report. Once we guide you through the best options, we'll automatically submit the reports on your behalf.
And that's it. DoNotPay will make sure your issue gets sent to the right place. We upload confirmation documents to your task for you to view, and if the contacts need more information, they will reach out to you personally via email or mail.
Why Use DoNotPay for Amazon Credit Card Fraud
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