BEWARE: New email scam targets Amazon customers

The holidays are time for family and worship, but above all else, it’s a time for spending money…and some scammers are trying to cash in.

One phishing scam in particular aims to steal your credit card information by masquerading as Amazon. The thieves are sending out bogus emails that tell buyers their Amazon order cannot be shipped. When you click a link to confirm your information, an authentic-looking page with the Amazon logo asks you to enter your name, address and credit card information. When you hit enter, the suspects receive your information and you are re-directed to the real Amazon.com.

Experts say if you think there is a problem with your order, sign into the Amazon site directly and go to “Your Orders” to determine if there is a purchase that matches the details in the email.