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  1. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Bamboozled: The new scam Amazon won't warn you about

    If you plan to shop on Amazon.com this holiday season, be warned. There's a new scam afoot, and the con artists are using Amazon to steal your money. Based on the number of complaints reported to Bamboozled from across the country in the past few months, the problem is widespread, if not...
  2. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Amazon finds cache of reused passwords: change yours now!

    Amazon has reset some customers’ passwords and asked them to change them, according to reports. Amazon says that during “routine monitoring,” it stumbled on a set of email and password sets posted online. Amazon isn’t the only online service to check for reused user credentials: both Facebook...
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Amazon Prime Reading Bumps Up the Subscription Benefits for Prime Subscribers

    Today Amazon revealed an added feature for all of their Prime subscribers that provides unlimited reading of books, magazines, comics, and Kindle Singles. The benefit is called Prime Reading and it is not only available on your favorite Kindle device but also through all of the free Kindle apps...
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Amazon: no more freebie products in exchange for reviews!

    Amazon detests fake reviews. In October 2015, it sued over 1,000 people over them. More recently, in June, it cracked down on a bunch of companies that it said paid people to produce reviews. Amazon undercover investigators have found that those paid product pushers don’t necessarily bother...
  5. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Why Does My Amazon Order Have A Walmart Or Target Shipping Order Inside?

    It doesn’t happen a lot, especially if you’re an Amazon Prime member, but occasionally if you order an item from an Amazon third-party seller you might end up with an item shipped in a Target box, or containing a shipping receipt from Walmart. It’s not illegal or a scam, but it probably means...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    How Not To Get Scammed On Amazon

    Amazon is the biggest online retailer in the US, but it's also not without problems. One of the ways Amazon became so big was by opening up its distribution network to third-party retailers, who use Amazon's warehouses and website to sell their own products. Buying from these retailers means...
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    5 Things You Should Know About Amazon’s Issues With Counterfeits

    When you see a brand-name handbag or laptop being sold on Amazon for well below its retail price, it’s hard to not hit the “Buy” button. But is it a good deal or just a counterfeit in brand-name clothing? A new report from CNBC claims that a growing number of products sold by third parties on...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    What’s Going On When Your Amazon Package Gets Delivered By Some Guy In A Sedan

    Amazon increasingly promises faster, quicker, more local delivery. UPS, FedEx, and the Post Office can’t handle all that, of course, so the e-retail giant turns to local couriers, its own Amazon-branded fleet… and, increasingly, folks who volunteer to drive your stuff around for a few bucks an...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Amazon Goes After Third-Party Sellers For Buying, Creating Fake Reviews

    Months after filing several lawsuits to block companies from selling fraudulent positive reviews on its site, Amazon is now turning its focus to those that purchase the fake reviews, taking action against one company and two individuals who sell on the e-commerce site. The Seattle Times...
  10. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Amazon Stops Price-Matching Everything But TVs, So Here’s Your Guide To Other Retailers’ Policies

    No one likes to pay more for something than they have to. For that reason, several retailers offer pricing guarantees that allow customers to receive refunds if the cost of an item changes within a certain amount of time. Amazon is no longer one of the companies offering this protection...
  11. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Are Amazon’s Month-To-Month Prime Memberships Ever Worth The Extra Money?

    Earlier this week, Amazon announced that it was making its Prime membership program — which includes access to the Prime library of streaming video and music, discounted and expedited shipping, and other benefits — available on a monthly basis in two different forms. Instead of the annual...
  12. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Got An Older Kindle? Update Your Device By March 22 Or It Won’t Connect To The Internet

    Unless you’re happy reading the material that’s on your older Kindle right now forever and ever, you’ll want to heed Amazon’s advice, and quick: some e-readers will need to be updated by March 22, or they’ll lose the ability to connect to the Internet. Amazon has been emailing Kindle users to...
  13. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Amazon survey-for-money compromises account

    Amazon users are being targeted with a clever phishing email impersonating the retail giant. "As a valued customer we would like to present you with an opportunity to make a quick buck," says the email, decked out with the Amazon logo and using a similar color scheme. "We are offering £10...
  14. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    How Social Engineering Fooled Amazon Customer Service Reps Into Sharing A Customer’s Data

    You generally expect that a company that has your personal information — like your address, recent orders, and billing information — is going to treat that data with some level of care. While you know their privacy policy might still allow some sharing for marketing reasons, you don’t expect...
  15. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Amazon Sends Me Someone Else’s Order. Why Don’t They Care If I Send It Back?

    In the midst of all the shopping on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday, Wet and Wild Wednesday, Thanksgiving 2.0 For People Who Were Out Of Town Or In The Hospital Last Week Thursday, and Black Friday All Over Again Because Why Not?, there are oodles of Amazon packages landing on...
  16. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Amazon Files First Lawsuit To Block Companies From Selling Fraudulent Positive Reviews

    For the first time in the 20 years that Amazon has allowed users to review products, the company is taking legal action against businesses it claims sells fake reviews to third-party sellers. The Seattle Times reports that Amazon filed a lawsuit Wednesday in a Washington state court against...
  17. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    PriceJump Tells You Which Amazon Products are Cheaper Elsewhere

    While there are some great deals to be found on Amazon, it's not always the cheapest option. An online tool called PriceJump tells you what products on Amazon are cheaper elsewhere. We're big fans of Amazon. We've written about the perks of Amazon Prime and Amazon's Subscribe and Save program...