FARGO, N.D. (KVLY) A Fargo woman is warning you to keep a close eye on your online accounts and unhook any credit card information you have saved to them, after she says her email and Amazon accounts were hacked and the scammers went shopping.
While browsing through Amazon last week, one woman, who wanted to remain anonymous for safety concerns, couldn't get in to her account anymore.
"So I tried like 3 different times. Still couldn't get on," she said.
And every time she requested a new password, she wasn't getting the emails. So, she picked up the phone and called Amazon to see what was going on.
Only to find out, she'd been hacked.
The hackers changed her Amazon password and ordered $1,500 worth of pressure cookers, and filtered her emails so anything from UPS or Amazon would go straight to her 'recently deleted' folder.
"They actually knew what they were doing. It was purposeful," the woman said.
Amazon refunded her the $1,500 and she was able to cancel one of the orders that included three of the pressure cookers. However, she was too late to cancel the other order.
"It came here, it was delivered to my house. Which was so strange!" she explained.
And you can see the words 'package intercept' written on the label and then scribbled out with blue ink.
"I wondered if it was telling someone to intercept this package, but I don't know. I think it's definitely suspicious," the woman said.
With the history of pressure cookers being used in recent bombings, officials with the F-M bomb squad says incidents like this are concerning.
"What they've done with pressure cookers, and then the fact that they've been used, for quite a few years in the bomb world, it raises a red flag," Bomb squad commander, Tim Runcorn said.
And now the woman says she's using this scare as a lesson, and is no longer keeping her accounts logged in because she says her safety trumps her shopping convenience.
"This has just been a real eye-opening experience for me, and from now on, I will definitely keep my credit cards off the accounts. And I try, I'm very mindful now of signing off," she said.
The woman filed a report with the FBI and says they're looking into the incident. However, the FBI did not get back to us today.
Experts say to change your passwords every 90-120 days to further protect yourself from hackers.