Amazon.com has been charging a dollar to the credit cards of many consumers who have bought on it’s website. The mysterious one dollar charge shows up as a separate charge in addition to the amount charged for their product purchases. This has left many wondering if Amazon.com is just stealing from them? I do not think that is the case here.
The best way to get a clear answer for the one dollar charge is to call Amazon.com’s customer service (1-800-201-7575) and ask them about this charge.
This charge is probably being charged to your credit card by Amazon as part of their credit card fraud check. A charge of one dollar is usually placed on credit cards so that the CVV2 (Card Verification Value) and AVS (Address Verification System) of that credit card can be checked. Usually this is done so that a large amount is not put on hold on the user’s credit card. Incase the card fails the credit card fraud check, only one dollar of the customer’s credit funds is placed on hold instead of the entire amount that needs to be charged for good purchased.
Beware of Amazon.com Scams, Amazon Email Frauds & Amazon.com Phishing Emails
All Amazon.com users must be careful as they may receive emails that appear to be coming from Amazon.com and asking for account information. Amazon.com will never ask for any private information (via email) like Social Security Number, Credit Card Numbers, Pass Codes or Your Amazon.com passwords. For full details on how to protect yourself from such Amazon.com scams, please read Amazon.com’s help page on Identifying Phishing or Spoofed E-mails.
Here are a few samples of the fraud and phishing emails, Amazon.com users have received:
Amazon.com Phishing Scam Email Stating That Your Credit Card Has Been Stolen
We are contacting you to inform you that our Account Review Team identified some unusual activity in your account. In accordance with Amazon’s User Agreement and to ensure that your account has not been compromised, access to your account was limited. Your account access will remain limited until this issue has been resolved.
To secure your account and quickly restore full access, we may require some additional information from you for the following reason:
We have been notified that a card associated with your account has been reported as lost or stolen, or that there were additional problems with your card.
This process is mandatory, and if not completed within the nearest time your account or credit card may be subject for temporary suspension.
To securely confirm your Amazon information please click on the link bellow:
We encourage you to log in and perform the steps necessary to restore your account access as soon as possible. Allowing your account access to remain limited for an extended period of time may result in further limitations on the use of your account and possible account closure.
For more information about how to protect your account please visit Amazon Security Center. We apologize for any incovenience this may cause, and we apriciate your assistance in helping us to maintain the integrity of the entire Amazon system.
Thank you for using Amazon!
The Amazon Team
Via : About.com
Amazon.com Phishing Email Stating Bank Refused Transaction Due To Wrong Billing Address
"If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to temporarily suspend your account.
Thank you for your patience as we work together to protect your account.
Account flagged: You have used an invalid address for your credit card! Billing Address Placed: [Name and address deleted] United States
Billing Address Refuzed by your Bank: [Name and address deleted] United States
NEED TO RESOLVE? Yes, because your account will be canceled. Verify your information placed to your amazon.com account."
via : SamBusters.com
Amazon.com Phishing Email Stating Unauthorized Credit Card Charges And Listings
Greetings from Amazon Payments.
Your bank has contacted us regarding some attempts of charges from your credit card via the Amazon system. We have reasons to believe that you changed your registration information or that someone else has unauthorized access to your Amazon account Due to recent activity, including possible unauthorized listings placed on your account, we will require a second confirmation of your identity with us in order to allow us to investigate this matter further. Your account is not suspended, but if in 48 hours after you receive this message your account is not confirmed we reserve the right to suspend your Amazon registration. If you received this notice and you are not the authorized account holder, please be aware that it is in violation of Amazon policy to represent oneself as another Amazon user. Such action may also be in violation of local, national, and/or international law. Amazon is committed to assist law enforcement with any inquires related to attempts to misappropriate personal information with the intent to commit fraud or theft. Information will be provided at the request of law enforcement agencies to ensure that perpetrators are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
To confirm your identity with us click here:
[Actual host: http://www.amazon.com.204147.003p98j1.com/(etc)]
After responding to the message, we ask that you allow at least 72 hours for the case to be investigated. Emailing us before that time will result in delays. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you and we would like to thank you for your cooperation as we review this matter.
Thank you for your interest in selling at Amazon.com.
Amazon.com Customer Service
This message and any files or documents attached may contain classified information. It is intended only for the individual or entity named and others authorized to receive it. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive it, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately then delete it from your system. Please also note that transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free.
via : hangfirebooks
Stay safe by recognizing phishing and scam emails like these. Also check your credit report at least once every few months to make sure that your Social Security Number and Credit cards have not been compromised.