Press release

Amazon Investigation Leads to Arrest, Indictment of Tampa Bay Woman for Shipping Fee Scam

October 29, 2020 at 12:00 PM EDT

SEATTLE--October 29, 2020-- Amazon.com, Inc.:

What:
Amazon has systems and processes in place to monitor and detect suspicious behavior in its store. Amazon identified and investigated a suspicious shipping label scheme and closed all accounts tied to the scheme and bad actor. Amazon also referred its evidence to local authorities in Tampa Bay, FL. On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department arrested Hoai Thu Nguyen (aka Hoai Tibma) for Grand Theft. You can read their press release here.

Statement from Amazon:
We thank the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office for their swift work on this case. We work hard to build a great experience for our customers and sellers and while we were able to identify and stop this scheme in our store, the support from the sheriff’s office helps ensure this fraudster is truly held accountable.

Amazon has an extensive history of working with law enforcement to hold bad actors accountable for fraud and abuse: