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Cambridgeshire Police Fraud & Cyber Alert - Amazon UK to stop accepting Visa credit cards

Cambridgeshire Police Fraud & Cyber Alert - Amazon UK to stop accepting Visa credit cards

Sent on behalf of Cambridgeshire Police Fraud & Cyber Team

For those of you that use Amazon.co.uk you may already have been informed that as of January 19th 2022, Amazon will not accept Visa credit cards for payment. I note with interest, that they advise you to replace the card with either a Debit Card or another credit card issuer.

Please remember, that using a credit card to online shop provides you with more consumer protection than using your debit card. Using a credit card, you are spending someone else's money until you pay it back. Using a debit card, you are spending your own money.

I like to try and predict how the criminals will react to the Amazon announcement, so I would not be surprised and I urge you to be alert to the fact, that criminals will exploit this situation to send phishing communications that appear to come from Amazon, inviting you to click on a link so you can change the card details on your account.

May I suggest, that you access your Amazon account (or any online account) via the genuine website or genuine app, not via a link in a text, email or social media message.

Regards

Mr Nigel Sutton 8517
Fraud and Cyber Security Advisor

Posted: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 09:27 by Kathryn Hornett

Tags: Cyber Fraid