Amazon Email Scam in Today's News Posted February 10, 2023 Red Alert - I received an email this morning from my brother in law, using his private email address, asking if I have an Amazon account and whether I could send an ecard gift for him. I emailed back to say yes of course I would, just let me know how much and the recipients address. I got an immediate response, with a link to click on, asking me to send a £300 gift card along with the recipients email address. It looked genuine although on reflection I should perhaps have twigged this sooner. It turns out that the same email has been sent to all his email contacts and most of his friends were almost taken in by it. Probably the only reason why more haven't been taken in is the amount in question - had it been £30 then many would probably fall for it. Be on your guard and spread this far and wide.