SCAM ALERT: How thieves are using empty boxes to rob you

Scammers have figured out a way to rob you of your money, while still putting the blame on you.

Amazon customers report that they've ordered items from a third party seller, but when they go to open the package, there's nothing inside.

The reason scammers are dropping off the empty box is to get through the loopholes in Amazon's customer service policies. In other words, once the box is delivered and you sign for it, you're no longer guaranteed a refund, according to Amazon's policies.

Forbes Magazine adds that the seller can argue that they sent you something and you signed for it. The burden is now on you.

That's why it's important to read the fine print on your screen before making a purchase. Always look at who the product is sold by and review their ratings.

If a seller has little feedback, has 'just launched,' or if they're selling hundreds of unrelated items and not specializing in anything, be cautious to order from them.

If you or someone you know has fallen victim to this scam, report it to Amazon here.