A local woman received a "pretty convincing" scam email indicating that someone had ordered thousands of dollars worth of items on her Amazon account, police say.
BOISE, Idaho — As the holidays draw closer, the Boise Police Department is urging consumers to be careful of online scams.
Police say they recently investigated a case in which a "pretty convincing" scam email was sent to a local woman. The email contained an order summary for what appeared to be Amazon, although the woman had not recently purchased anything.
The fake invoice indicated that someone had spent nearly $2,500 using the woman's account, and included that the package was being delivered to an address in Alaska.
When she called the "fraud number" provided in the email, scammers on the other end convinced her that she needed to buy a $200 gift card from a local business to fix the issue, instructing her to tell the cashier she was buying …