At a recent Christmas party, some of my wife's acquaintances were talking about a recent scam that has duped a few Amazon customers who had made holiday gift purchases. I followed up on the story and this is what I found.

If, after you've made a purchase on the web-based retail giant, you receive an email that reads, "Your order cannot be shipped" in the subject line, this could be a scam.

If you receive this email - do not open it. However, if you do, the email will instruct you click another link to confirm your information. This is where things can go wrong quickly.

The Better Business Bureau said in response:

The landing page looks really good. It could easily fool you. The page wants your full name and address. But worse, it wants your credit card information including your CVV, your three digit security code on the back."

If you believe you have have been scammed, report it at fraud, Internet Crime Complaint Center and BBB Scam Tracker.

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