Amazon: "Important information about your Google Play gift card order"
Anyway that's the title of an email from firstname.lastname@example.org that I got about 30 minutes after placing an order for stuff (but not gift cards) at Amazon.
The email continues:
"Thank you for purchasing Google Play gift cards from Amazon.com.
We would like our customers to be aware of some important information relating to purchase of Google Play gift cards.
There are a variety of scams in which fraudsters try to trick others into paying with gift cards from well-known brands. To learn more about some common scam attempts that may involve asking for payment using gift cards please click on the button below, or alternatively contact us now (link)
I Googled and found some Reddit threads with postings like this:
Called Amazon through the app and had a waaaay long wait time. They assured me that the emails were a test to tell us to look out for emails like that.
One would think Amazon would send a follow up email and post something on their website. One would think wrong.
Google search brought up a Reddit discussion that they were sent by Amazon but in error. Sounds like a lot of people got blasted with it.
You may have recently received an email from Amazon relating to a purchase of gift cards on Amazon.com. This email was sent in error. No action is required and we apologize for the inconvenience.