Amazon Empty Box
Your Amazon Package Arrived Empty? Here’s The Amazon Empty Box Scam!
If your Amazon package arrived empty, you could rest assured that you’ve been a victim of the Amazon Empty Box scam. What’s scarier is that the empty package is coming from Prime, which was supposed to be safer due to its ‘A to Z Guarantee’ feature.
What’s even worse is that – when you buy – the sellers (the scammers) and their items show up as promoted on the same pages as the real products, as recommended vendors by Amazon. The fraudulent sellers even have a ‘Just Launched’ tag beside their product. How does the Amazon Empty Box scam work?
Watch the video below to see it exposed:
The scam is based on a simple idea: the package you buy comes as an empty box! Let’s take a look at the rationale, which makes this one of the trendy Amazon scams out there.
Why do criminals bother to send empty boxes instead of just sending nothing? It is because the recipients sign when they receive the package. In other words, the Amazon package arrived empty arrived at the destination.
According to the website’s rules, the item is not eligible for the ‘A to Z Guarantee’ anymore once that happens. Talk about glitches in the system. It happens everywhere – unfortunately on the world’s largest online shopping website, as well.
Amazon Empty Package: How To Avoid
What can you do to prevent being taken by the Amazon empty package scam? Be very wary of the ‘Just Launched’ products, especially if they come from vendors that sell absolutely everything and are not specialized in something specific. Not to mention the fact that they don’t even have feedback yet.
Last but not least, don’t forget the famous adage: if it looks too good to be true, it probably is. Also, since we are talking about Amazon fraud, beware of other tricks that may lure you into the dark side of the Internet, such as the:
- Amazon Prime Review Scam
- Amazon Prime Call Scam
- Amazon Prime Text Scam
- Bogus Amazon Jobs From Home opportunities.
Amazon Empty Box: How To Report a Scammer
Make your family and friends aware of the Amazon Empty Box scam by sharing it using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to Amazon or to the Federal Trade Commission using the links below:
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