Amazon customers are being urged to keep their wits about them in the run-up to the festive season following reports of a new scam targeting shoppers. Fraudsters have been tricking Amazon customers into purchasing Amazon gift cards and then sending the codes as “payment” for goods that never turn up. Amazon, meanwhile, appears unable to step in on the issue. Amazon is currently stepping up attempts to fight fraud on its online superstore, where it’s currently waging war against fake merchants peddling counterfeit wares as well as customers offering five-star reviews in return for free products.
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