Amazon Fraud Calls Scam: How to Protect Yourself

Amazon Fraud Calls Scam  How to Protect Yourself

Scammers are using automated telephone scam calls to impersonatee Amazon Prime, telling potential victims their subscription will be 'renewed' for £39.99 or £69.99. The automated scam phone call is designed to trick Amazon Prime customers into contacting a fraudulent 'account manager'. The so-called 'account manager' will then attempt to extort personal and banking/credit card information from their potential victims. If you have received such a call, please do not share any personal information, and disconnect the call immediately.

How do I know if a call was from Amazon?

If you receive a suspicious phone call claiming to be from Amazon, here are some things you can look out for:

  • Amazon will never ask for payment or offer you a refund you do not expect.
  • Amazon will never ask you to make a payment outside of their website (e.g. via bank transfer, e-mailing credit card details, sharing gift card details over the phone, etc.)
  • Amazon will never ask you for remote access to your device e.g. by asking you to install an app.

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  • May 20, 2021 at 2:26 AM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

    I received a phone call yesterday informing me that my prime account had been compromised. I talked to someone claiming to be from Amazon who asked me to download an app from playstore. I downloaded but before it was completely installed I hung the phone up and stopped the installation. Had a feeling it wasn't right. They get more ballsy every year.

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Amazon Fraud Calls Scam: How to Protect Yourself