While the scam certainly predates the pandemic, the increase in online shopping brought on by everyone being stuck in their homes over the last year has given new prevalence to the “Amazon Customer Support” scam.

This one is where folks receive an email claiming to be from Amazon Support. They say you’ve got an outstanding e-cart full of items and they need you to confirm something or secure your payment before they can ship your packages.

This has been reported by several local residents in Linn and Benton counties, both to local police and to the email address where readers can send tips for these scam alerts. In…

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