Have you just realized that someone has bought something on Amazon with your card? This unnerving situation is always best when handled immediately — and we explain exactly what you should do if you have found yourself in this unfortunate situation.
If someone bought something on Amazon with your card, you should first contact your bank to let them know that your card information was stolen. They will then begin the process of halting all transactions and will likely get in contact with Amazon for you.
Keep reading to learn even more about what you should do in this type of terrible situation!
If someone has used your credit or debit card and purchased something on Amazon, the first thing you should do is get in contact with your bank or credit card company. Let them know that you did not make that purchase and that somebody else has your information.
The bank will then work immediately to halt any transactions made on that card. They will immediately begin the process to send you a new one. Once they halt all transactions, they will likely get in contact with Amazon to let them know the situation automatically.
At the very least, the bank will automatically let Amazon know that the card used for that purchase has failed.
You can always get in contact with Amazon as well through Amazon Support to inform them of what has happened. Let them know as much information as possible so they can easily find the account that used your stolen card information. Useful information could include:
- Your card information
- The date you were charged
- The amount of the order
- Any other relevant information
Amazon takes credit and debit card fraud very seriously and will likely find the account that used your card. They will then completely lock the account and keep the person from buying from that account.
Amazon can find who used your card once they gain information from you or the bank about the situation at hand. As they take fraud very seriously — and as they want to keep all of their customers safe — they will likely lock the account of the person who used your card.
They won’t be able to track the person who used your card, per se, but they will be able to find the account that your card was added to. They can then easily lock the account to keep the person from using other stolen credit card information for their purchases!
No, you cannot look up an Amazon transaction number. Amazon keeps its customer’s privacy very seriously and, as the law requires, does not share information like this publicly. Therefore, there is no way you can look up an Amazon transaction number.
Amazon is a customer-oriented business that is dedicated to allowing its customers to have a very safe and happy experience when shopping on their platform. Therefore, they have some of the best security when it comes to checking out.
As a result, it’s very hard for people to steal credit card information from Amazon. It could happen — there are always huge corporations that have mass information stolen from time to time. But Amazon works to ensure this never becomes an issue — and they could be successful.
It’s normal to feel a little worried about using your credit or debit card information online — especially if you have been a victim of fraud before. Amazon knows this. In order to help their customers feel more relaxed when shopping online, they’ve created Amazon Cash.
Amazon Cash allows you to add money to your Amazon account at participating local stores. You do this at the cash register and can use your debit or credit card to add money to your account on Amazon — but your cards will never actually be listed on Amazon!
This is a great option for people who want to shop on Amazon, yet don’t want to add their credit or debit card information online!
Using someone else’s credit card on Amazon without their permission is a crime. It is illegal. If Amazon learns that you have done this through a bank or a customer, then your account will likely be locked immediately to keep you from ordering again.
Criminal charges may be pressed against you, especially if you continue to do this or have done this more than once. As we mentioned above, credit card fraud is illegal and can be punishable by jail or prison time.
If someone has bought something on Amazon with your card, you should first call your bank. They will immediately halt all transactions, refund you your money, and send you a new card. You could also contact Amazon to let them know the situation.
Welcome to CompanyScouts! I am Jake, the founder of CompanyScouts. I hold an Msc in Economics and Business Administration. With a deep interest in the consumer segment, I strive to help people get to know their favorite companies even better.