WICHITA, Kansas -- Sedgwick County District Attorney Nola Foulston is warning citizens about phishing scams targeting consumers in Sedgwick County.
The DA has received numerous complaints from consumers reporting they received an email from Amazon which describes a recent purchase of a television or other item being shipped to somewhere other than the address of the consumer.
The consumers had not purchased anything from Amazon, and the emails are not from Amazon.
The DA's office says the phishing scam is designed to get your Amazon account number and login information.
You should never click links in a suspicious email, even if the email doesn't contain an attachment.
The links may have identifiers that tell the sender your email address is valid so they can send you more spam, or the sites they go to may attempt to trick you into giving up your personal information (like your password) or try to install malicious software on your computer.
For additional information on protecting yourself from these crimes, contact the Consumer Fraud and Economic Crimes Division of the District Attorney's Office at 316-660-3653 or visit the District Attorney's website