‘Highly alarming’ email blast citing Amazon and Synchrony Bank sparks concerns about fraud

'Highly alarming' email blast citing Amazon and Synchrony Bank sparks concerns about fraud

A suspicious email blast on Monday that appeared to come from Synchrony Bank is causing alarm. One email said a trial deposit had been made to an Amazon credit-builder account. Another email said action was required on an application. The messages have sparked concerns about possible fraudulent activity. “Amazon is aware of a notification that was distributed by Synchrony in error to some customers,” an Amazon spokesperson told Business Insider. “They are investigating the root cause. Additional inquiries can be sent to Synchrony.” In a statement sent to Business Insider after the publication of this story, a Synchrony spokesperson said: “Synchrony is aware of an unplanned notification that was distributed in error to some consumers. The email sent in error did not include any customer data or personal information. We are currently investigating the notification and the root cause.” Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Dozens of people are reporting that they received a series of suspicious messages on Monday concerning Synchrony Bank and Amazon. Three separate messages were sent to recipients over the course of an hour via email and text message on Monday morning, according to reports on social media and interviews with impacted customers. The […]

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