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.

Amazon Fraud Calls Scam  How to Protect Yourself

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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