I have actually seen this scam a couple of times in my own email box, and amazingly enough, I knew exactly what to do next. Go figure.This is one of those scams that if you're not paying attention can catch you do God only knows what kind of damage to your bank accounts, credit cards, etc.

Keep an eye out for emails from scammers pretending to be Amazon.com. These phishing emails are just trying to get your personal information so they can take you to the cleaners.

Things to look for:

  • There's a problem with your recent order.
  • Need to confirm your shipping and billing information.
  • Your order of ____ is about to ship.

The emails arrive looking very much just like one you might get from the real Amazon, but what they want you to do is click on a link and verify information, DON'T EVER CLICK ON THAT LINK. Or they might tell you you have ordered something you know you didn't order, again, trying to get you click on a link,  DON'T.

If you ever want to verify an order with Amazon all you have to do is go to Amazon.com in your browser and log in. Everything you have ordered is right there, you can see your order history and if there is a problem, you can fix it.

In the picture below you'll see Your Account, and under that is Your Orders.

Amazon - Your Orders

Clark Howard has more in the video below. Happy shopping but watch out for those jerks that want to steal what you have.