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Beware of online shopping phishing scams

Beware of online shopping phishing scams

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The two-day parade of epic deals know as Amazon Prime Day began Monday and the Better Business Bureau has some tips to make sure that none of your purchases end up being a scam. 

The first thing to do is to research the product's logistics, know where it's coming from, who's making it, and if the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. 

With a lot of online shopping happening, the BBB says many phishing emails will be sent, these emails look like they came from Amazon regarding your purchase. 

The emails are generally vague, asking for your personal information to deliver what they're claiming you ordered, or they're asking for a review on a product.

They'll say things like, "There's a problem with your package delivery, we need some personal information to straighten all of this out. We have been seeing a lot of those, and some people will respond saying 'I didn't order a package' and it will say, well there is someone that sent you something, and we need to get it to you," said Better Business Bureau's Jeremy Johnson. 

Make sure anything you respond to is really from the retailer. 

Another tip is to read the product reviews and also to beware of any fake ones. 

Verifying the profile of the reviewer or Amazon retailer is as simple as clicking on their name and if anything looks suspicious, that's a red flag. 


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