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Prepare your credit cards: Amazon's shopping day is back and this time too the festivities will last two days. So what do you need to know? What to watch out for? Here are all the details



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Beware of scams: this is how you will succeed in Amazon's shopping spree without unnecessary damages

Prepare your credit cards: Amazon's shopping day is back and this time too the festivities will last two days.

So what do you need to know?

What to watch out for?

Here are all the details

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Mikey Levy

Monday, 12 October 2020, 12:26

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Every year, Amazon celebrates Prime Day, a shopping day during which it offers thousands of products at significant discounts.

As a result of the Corona eruption Amazon was unable to hold the Prime Day sale in July, and instead had to postpone it to October this year.

But alongside the dizzying promotions (and there are some good ones like this this year) it seems that there are those who will still try to dizzy you - the network criminals.

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"At any given moment, there are thieves in the network who are trying to obtain details about us that will allow them to embark on a pampering shopping trip at our expense" (Photo: Lena Taubes)

In the face of the enormous temptation posed by the various promotions, it should be remembered that not only Amazon is preparing ahead of time for this day, but also the network criminals.

Just last night one fake WhatsApp message about shoe distribution as a gift drove the country crazy, a message aimed at stealing the credit details of innocent victims who in the shadow of the economic crisis were looking for an easy opportunity to get something as a gift.

"Our lives have become much more comfortable in an age where it is possible to buy any type of product and service online. But it is worth remembering that the abundance offered to us also hides great risks," says Gabi Taubes, head of Forter's analysts' global leader in e-commerce fraud prevention.

"At any given moment, there are thieves on the network who are trying to obtain details about us that will allow them to embark on a pampering shopping trip at our expense," he adds.

"Not only is Amazon preparing ahead of time for this day, but so are network criminals" (Photo: ShutterStock)

Wait, what exactly is Prime Day?

Well the story begins in 2015, so Amazon decided to mark its anniversary with a unique sales celebration for its customer club members.

The sale in question was such a success that it has since become an annual tradition that includes a sales celebration that usually lasts 24 hours, and in recent years has expanded to 48 hours.



To enjoy the promotions, you must be a member of Amazon's Prime Club, its prestigious customer program. Immediate free deliveries in some countries (of course Israel is not one of these countries) Members of the Prime Club also enjoy exclusive promotions, a subscription to the company's streaming service, etc. The



cost of membership in the Prime is about $ 12.99 per month, or an annual cost of about $ 119. New customers will enjoy From 30 days free trial (which must be canceled if you do not want to use the service after the month) when in some cases, the company will also allow veteran users to enjoy a free subscription for several days.

Shopping Prey: Turns out there are more people celebrating on this day

This fact alone leads to countless different phishing messages sent every year, aimed at offering users free and exclusive instant momentary subscriptions - all of which take advantage of the lack of consideration of all of us in the face of the words "operation" or "free". The richness of operations leads to information flooding. Among criminal elements try to "ride", on the celebration and try to steal passwords, credit information and the like.

"Everyone takes advantage of our lack of judgment in the face of the words 'operation' or free" "(Photo: ShutterStock)

"To reduce the chance of our details being leaked, it's important to keep three simple things in mind," Taubes says.

"First, never recycle passwords between sites and keep strong passwords. This is because software used by thieves can" guess "easy passwords automatically. Second, do not be tempted to buy on small and unfamiliar sites before making sure they have enough recommendations. Thieves will try to use Fictitious sites only to obtain our credit information. Thirdly, do not immediately respond to every email from customer service.



Before doing so we will look carefully at the address from which the email was received and make sure its domain is the same as the company we know and not an impostor. "Changes in technology We are required to adapt to changes in conduct. Internet commerce is an excellent means that must not be given up, but so must our privacy."

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