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Scammers try to take advantage of busy Amazon Prime Days

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Amazon Prime Day kicks off a competitive day of internet bargains. And once they started doing it, Walmart, Target, Kohls and other companies started doing the same thing.

But Dick Eppstein from the Better Business Bureau says it’s also a day when imposters hit the internet with phishing scams in the form of emails and text messages that promise deals too good to be true. They use the term “prime” to get you to respond. Eppstein says “It’ll look like Amazon or it’ll look like Walmart but it really is a not exactly right website.”

Eppstein says there are two major types of email/text message scams that the most concerning. “One is the email that says we’re having a big sale and we’re going to give you a 25 dollar gift coupon for responding to us. We don’t know who these people are.”

The second one has been reported many times to the BBB in Northwest Ohio. “The email which says this is Amazon, there’s a 399…

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