Editor’s Note: Previous version of this story said that the fake email was sent to Shannon Behnken. It was actually a training email from another company. Amazon remains a target of impersonations.

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Be careful the next time you check your email. One of them could be from a crook impersonating a company you trust.

Bryan Oglesby of the Better Business Bureau says crooks have been doing this for a long time, but they are getting sneakier—sometimes copying real emails from companies and adding their own twist to get you to click on a link. And people are falling for it.

“Any time there’s large brand recognition or trust in an organization, scammers are going to try to impersonate that company or brand because they know consumers are more likely to click on those links,” Oglesby said. “So Amazon was actually one of the top names that was mentioned in scams reported to BBB Scam Tracker.”

Oglesby recommends hovering over the address to confirm who it is from, and avoid clicking links or calling any phone numbers listed in the email.

Instead, he suggests reaching out to the company through a verified email or phone number.

A spokesperson for Amazon sent this statement:

You can verify an authentic Amazon email by ensuring they use an @amazon.com email address. Scammers that attempt to impersonate Amazon put consumers and our brand at risk.”

Amazon, like many other well-known companies or brands, is often a target of this type of scheme.

Amazon sent these tips for consumers to protect themselves:

  1. Verify purchases on Amazon. If you receive a message about the purchase of a product or service, do not respond to the message or click on any link in the message; instead, log into your Amazon account or use the Amazon mobile app and confirm that it is really in your purchase history before taking any action.
  2. Trust Amazon’s app and website. We will not ask for payment over the phone or email—only in our mobile app, on our website, or in one of our physical stores. We will not call and ask you to make a payment or bank transfer on another website.
  3. Be wary of false urgency. Scammers often try to create a sense of urgency to persuade you to do what they’re asking.
  4. Don’t be pressured into buying a gift card. We will never ask you to purchase a gift card, and no legitimate sale or transaction will require you to pay with gift cards. Learn more about common gift card scams on our help pages.
  5. Contact us. If you’re ever unsure, it’s safest to stop engaging with the potential scammer and contact us directly through the Amazon app or website. Do not call numbers sent over text or email, or found in online search results. Remember Amazon will not ask you to download or install any software to connect with customer service nor will we request payment for any customer service support.
  6. Check what others are saying. See if anyone else has reported a similar situation. In the U.S., Amazon has partnered with the Better Business Bureau to provide consumers a searchable Scam Tracker that enables you to search suspicious communications reported by others by email, URL, phone number, and more.