Prime day is past, but scams are just starting

Posted at 4:12 PM, Jul 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 18:12:58-04

Amazon Prime Day is officially behind us, but experts say around 175 million items are now in the mail from all those orders!

With the onslaught of deliveries comes an onslaught of scams. Officials say the bad guys will pose as the post office, UPS, or Fed Ex, saying there's a problem with your delivery. They'll send you a text, an email, or will call you as a way to get your personal information.

Officials say the scam doesn't stop there.

"You might get an e-mail that looks like it's coming from Amazon, asking for a review of a product -- which is pretty common -- but it's usually very general 'Dear Customer, please leave a review...' They even entice you with a gift card," said Rebecca Barr with the Better Business Bureua. "Again, same tactic: they're trying to get you to click on a link to log into your Amazon account, and then they are stealing your Amazon account information, so they can log in as you."

The Better Business Bureau says the best way to avoid these scams is not to respond to any generic messages or surveys you get. If you feel like you might have a problem wth your delivery, reach out to Amazon directly.