New phishing scam targets holiday shoppers

Published: Nov. 20, 2017 at 7:36 AM CST
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The Better Business Bureau is warning people about a new phishing scam targeting holiday shoppers. According to Bill McGuire, a Regional Director for the BBB, scammers pretend to be from Amazon. They send out mass emails asking to confirm address people's address for home deliveries and offer a link to a website. The scammers will then try to install malware and steal personal information.

"Do not click the link," McGuire says. "If you want to verify whether it's from them or not, just go and log in to like you normally would." The biggest red flag is these emails are always unsolicited and unexpected.