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Using your Amazon Payments account

Amazon Payments is a service that lets you use the payment methods already associated with your account to make payments for goods or services on third-party websites.

When you see the Pay with Amazon button on a third-party website, you can use the Amazon Payments service to:

  1. Log in with your account.
  2. Accept the Customer Agreement when prompted.
  3. Complete your purchase.

Expect this when using Amazon Payments

  • To make a payment, you can use any credit or debit card on file in your account, including your Store Card.
  • After your purchase, expect to receive an email from Amazon Payments notifying you that the payment has been authorized and a second email confirming the purchase.
  • The merchant will send you an invoice in email.

Don't expect this when using Amazon Payments

  • When making a payment, you cannot use an Gift Card for purchases directly with third-party merchants. A third-party website or seller that suggests payment using an Gift Card is not a legitimate Amazon Payments merchant.
  • You will never receive an invoice from Amazon Payments asking for payment using Gift Cards.

Be wary of these common internet scams

  • Requests for Gift Card claim codes
  • Payments that are made off the merchant site
  • Payments to guarantee the transaction
  • Payments to receive a large amount of money
  • Payments to guarantee a credit card or loan
  • Offers that you are not sure are honest
  • Payments to someone whose identity you can't confirm

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