UPDATE 03/11 11:08am: We have now confirmed that several individuals have been involved in a scam, in which an individual is using falsified Amazon order information. An Amazon spokesperson has provided us with the below statement:
We take phishing, spoofing and smishing attempts on our customers seriously. From time to time, customers may receive emails appearing to come from Amazon, which are actually false emails, sometimes called ‘spoof emails’ or ‘phishing emails’. These can look similar to real Amazon emails but often direct the recipient to a false website where they might be asked to provide account information such as their email address and password combination.
If you receive a suspicious phone call, email or text message claiming to be from Amazon, asking for payment, personal information or offering a refund you do not expect, please do not share any personal information, and disconnect any phone call immediately. You can report suspicious spam in Australia to Scamwatch at https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/report-a-scam which also contains additional information on where to get help if you think you have been scammed.
UPDATE: Since publishing this article, we have learnt that this email has been sent to multiple Australians by an unauthorized person who appear to be posing as Amazon. We have have reached out to Amazon to confirm its validity and will provide an update when we have one.
Just when you think the next-gen preorder dramas might be over, it looks that Amazon is delaying a small amount of PS5 pre-orders until 2021. Several readers have shared an email with us stating that “Due to Sony not delivering the agreed amount of Stock, your order for the PlayStation 5 console has been delayed until early 2021”.
The email goes on to say that Amazon will “continue to try and meet your order within 2020 but expect delays with the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 accessories”.
We already knew that PS5 accessories such as the 3D Wireless Headset, HD Camera and DualSense charging station had been delayed until December 3rd, but this is the first we’ve heard of launch PS5 units being delayed in Australia. As far as we tell, this isn’t a widespread issue and only affects a small amount of people.
We’ll keep you posted if we hear more about the situation, and hopefully there aren’t too many dramas in the lead-up to launch. Only just over a week to go until the Xbox Series X and PS5 launch in Australia.