WARNING: New scam targets Amazon holiday shoppers

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Identity thieves are at it again, this time hitting up potential holiday shoppers in their email inbox. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

There's a new phishing scam targeting online shoppers that you need to know about this holiday season.

The thieves are sending out bogus emails that look like they're from Amazon, telling buyers their order cannot be shipped.

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Anyone can do this, and unfortunately too many folks are scamming innocent people.



When you click a link to confirm your information, an authentic-looking page with the Amazon logo asks you to enter your name, address and credit card information.

When you hit enter, the crooks receive your information and you are re-directed to the real Amazon.com.

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We're bringing you these tips for Cyber Monday, but really its good advice any time you shop on line.



The AARP is warning shoppers not to take the bait.

If you think there is a problem with your order, sign into the Amazon site directly and go to "Your Orders" to determine if there is a purchase that matches the details in the email.

If there isn't a match, it's not real, Amazon says.

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