People who have accounts with Amazon are being warned about a new text message scam.
Customers have reported receiving texts, supposedly from Amazon, asking them to follow a link to secure their accounts after an attempted log in. However, once they log in, the scammers are able to steal their personal information.
Consumer rights experts Which? have urged people to be aware.
An Amazon spokesperson told Which?: “These messages were not sent by Amazon.
“Scammers attempting to impersonate Amazon put our customers and our brand at risk. Although these scams take place outside our store, we will continue to invest in protecting customers and educating the public on scam avoidance.
“We encourage customers to report suspected scams to us so that we can protect their accounts and refer bad actors to law enforcement to help keep consumers safe. Please visit our help pages to find additional information on how to identify scams and report them.”