There is a phishing scam going around nationwide that claims to be from Amazon that says the recipient has a “lucky chance to win.” If you receive this email, delete it from your inbox.
It came to the attention of the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) when one of its staffers received the email with “AMAZON” in all caps. It was sent from a Gmail account called Amazon contacts, a bogus Amazon email address.
The email had eight links that gave an option to unsubscribe, play the contest/game to win prizes and one to find the answer to a joke.
ITRC reminds everyone:
· Never click on a link in an email if you cannot verify the sender’s authenticity.
· Do not click on attachments if you are not sure of the authenticity of the sender.
· Watch out for “spoofed emails.” Scammers can easily make their emails look like a legitimate business, organization, or government entity.