Amazon Prime Day: Big Sales, Big Scams

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Malicious actors taking advantage of important events is not a new trend. For example, a large number of tax-related scamssurge in pandemic-related malicious campaigns, mostly arriving via email.

For many people, major online shopping events such as the annual Prime day — which falls on June 21 this year — presents a unique opportunity to purchase goods at heavily discounted prices. However, shoppers are not the only ones looking to benefit — cybercriminals are also looking to prey on unsuspecting victims via social engineering and other kinds of scams. Amazon Prime has experienced tremendous growth over the past two years. According to estimates, there were 150 million Prime members at the end of the fourth quarter of 2019, a number which grew to 200 million by the first quarter of — with around 105 million users in the alone. This makes Amazon Prime customers a particularly lucrative target for malicious actors.

As Amazon Prime day approaches, we’d like to build awareness among the shopping

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