Most of us use Amazon without even thinking about its safety. But is it trustworthy? And what is the possibility of getting scammed?
Amazon puts great effort into ensuring a secure and smooth shopping experience for its customers. Therefore, it implements many security measures.
Here are the main security tools Amazon uses to safeguard its users:
As you can see, overall, Amazon is quite a safe shopping platform. However, it still has significant issues. Here are some factors you must consider when you use Amazon.
Amazon is a giant corporation that accumulates and stores tons of personal data about its customers. So all of the data you give to Amazon and your activity history are kept on Amazon servers. You can request that data from Amazon and see it for yourself.
While Amazon won’t likely share your data with outside parties, it can use it for marketing purposes, ad targeting, customer profiling, or other means we are not aware of. Amazon is also known for severely abusing peoples’ data. Moreover, it’s not pleasant to know that a giant corporation knows so much about you and profits from it.
What is worse, data leaks and breaches can also occur and can expose your data. Eventually, it can end up in the wrong hands.
Amazon is an overall safe platform, but scammers still try to exploit it for their gains. Various Amazon scams exist ranging from phishing emails with malicious links to fake gift cards or simply not delivering goods you purchased. Check out our article on the most common Amazon scams to find out more about them and how to prevent them.
Amazon is not the most ethical company and is notorious for its mistreatment of workers and acute tracking and surveillance of its employees. It used scanners, bio-surveillance devices, and AI cameras to monitor its warehouse workers and drivers, thus breaching their privacy.
Amazon is also known for neglecting its workers’ needs, creating poor working conditions, and exploiting employees with inadequate workloads.
If you still wish to use Amazon, here are some security tips to make your shopping experience safer:
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