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progree

(10,864 posts)
Sun Oct 1, 2023, 09:23 AM Oct 2023

Amazon: "Important information about your Google Play gift card order"

Anyway that's the title of an email from store-news@amazon.com 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.



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Amazon: "Important information about your Google Play gift card order" (Original Post) progree Oct 2023 OP
Sounds pretty phishy. 2naSalit Oct 2023 #1
Probably bogus, need to hover over (but not click) the link nt Shermann Oct 2023 #2
Yes I always hover on Amazon emails to see who REALLY sent them FakeNoose Oct 2023 #4
I received theee mostly identical emails to that AZSkiffyGeek Oct 2023 #3
I just recevied the following from Amazon regarding this... AZSkiffyGeek Oct 2023 #5
I got one of those too about 30 minutes ago /nt progree Oct 2023 #6
Welcome back! question everything Oct 2023 #7
Thank you. And thanks much for your generous offer to help progree Oct 2023 #8

AZSkiffyGeek

(10,592 posts)
3. I received theee mostly identical emails to that
Sun Oct 1, 2023, 10:02 AM
Oct 2023

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.

AZSkiffyGeek

(10,592 posts)
5. I just recevied the following from Amazon regarding this...
Sun Oct 1, 2023, 05:12 PM
Oct 2023

Hello,

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.

Sincerely,
Customer service

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