Today I received an email from Amazon, as I do often, to inform me of my order confirmation. The only issue was I had not even logged into Amazon and did not place a order. After having to Google just to get the Amazon phone number, I was able to get the order canceled, oh that did take about 45 minutes on the phone going back and forth. The end result, if you have a creditcard setup within Amazon, anyone that gets your Amazon password can login as you (they need your email address too, but that part is easy) and purchase anything they want, without having to provide any further credit card security information, like the 3 digit code on the back. this is a major security hole IMO. They did this for the Kindle stuff, but left a big security hole.
So, change your password, and change it often, and make it hard.
Delete any cxredit cards setup within Amazon, or run the risk of fraud and hope you catch it in time.
This bogus order was for 1 mp3 song for the Kindle, which I don't even own. The cost was only $8.99, but the order confirmation email saved me and I'm glad I happened to see it. Hackers try cheap things like this, and if it works ,they go for the $8,999. order next!
Amazon security should be updated to force that even with registered cards, you must always provide the security code on the credit card. For Kindle quick downloads, they need more security if they want that to be safe. I don't even own a Kindle, and yet somebody with a Kindle hacked my account and downloaded the song. Beware!
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