Amazon Scam Calls About Account Being Charged

Amazon Scam Calls About Account Being Charged

A scammer called from a local number and said as soon as my package is delivered from my Amazon account, my checking account will be charged over $1000. Then the scammer ask me to punch 1 to find out more information. I didn't follow his instructions and punch the number, instead, I tried calling back and it says the number is set up not to take incoming calls. Beware.

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  • August 8, 2023 at 8:39 AM by an anonymous user from: New York, United States

    Yesterday I received a call supposedly from Amazon Fraud Detection that someone had cloned our Amazon account. Since cloning is happening I listened. They asked me if I knew a Beatrice Erdman, which of course I did. They gave me our home address and my email account and said this person had charged over $1000 in computer equipment to be sent to NY. They said this person had also created accounts using my Amazon information in four other states. They said they were going to freeze our Amazon account for our protection.

    Long story short (this is the short version), the person said they were going to transfer me to someone at the FTC since this was a felony and they needed my cooperation to go after the person. Supposedly they transferred me to the FTC who then supposedly issued the case to one of their "investigators".

    It all sounded fishy. The final straw was that the two people from the FTC both had the same last name. The second one said that if we didn't cooperate with the investigation they would assume we were the felons and they would have our local sheriff come arrest us. I asked the person for their call back number and he said that if we terminated the call we could not reach back to them as it was a recorded call. At that point we knew it was a scam and we hung up.

    The moral of the story: if someone calls you ask them first thing for their call back number to verify it is really who they say they are. We filed a complaint with Amazon with more details but have not heard back. We also called our bank card issuer to alert them. Our Amazon account isn't frozen, there's no extraneous activity, and our bank account hasn't been hit. I never gave them any of our financial information or social security numbers.

    But if I'm off line for a few days you'll know I'm in jail. LOL

    Be safe out there!

  • August 8, 2023 at 8:39 AM by an anonymous user from: New York, United States

    Call scam going around right now. We've gotten this one twice. They claim it's an alert for an unauthorized purchase of $1,000 charged on your Amazon account.

  • August 8, 2023 at 8:38 AM by an anonymous user from: Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, California, United States

    FYI- I just got this call saying someone opened a Amazon account in my name and purchased a Mac book. I did not order this. However, as call went on something seemed off. I found out through research this is a scam call. See attached info. Just warning everyone.

  • August 8, 2023 at 8:37 AM by an anonymous user from: Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, California, United States

    Warning ⚠️

    Shared from a friend.

    PSA WARNING: - I received a call from "amazon" today asking if I placed "x" order for 1,200. I said no, and they informed me that my account was hacked and will be cancelling my order, but because it was fraud, they would transfer me over to the FTC. Not only was their fraud, apparently my name has been used to send $289K over the dark web for laundering purposes a few times almost totally 1Million. She gave me a badge number and case number. She told me my personal information (Home address, DOB, Account, Mortgage information, etc) and wanted me to confirm. I told her I didn't feel comfortable answering these questions and could I get a number to call her back... I google it and the number was a robocall... so I didn't call. She called me back and I told her I still didn't feel comfortable sharing this information. She said she understood and since this was serious would reach out to Clovis PD to contact me. 2 minutes later a Clovis number stating "Clovis PD" came up on my phone as the ID and she also gave me her name and badge number. I said I still didn't feel comfortable and called the nonemergency Clovis PD where she said she's been receiving a LOT of calls lately. Nothing they can do, but suggested I reach out to everyone I knew highlighting the newest scam.

    So here I am... warning you IT'S A SCAM! I had a feeling it was, but it's very frightening for someone to have so much information on you (location of my accounts and rough estimates)... nothing is safe anymore!

  • August 8, 2023 at 8:36 AM by an anonymous user from: New York, United States

    Scam reminder.

    We all know about these scam calls. Mom got one this morning, claiming to be Amazon. They said she was due a refund, we know how that pans out. I have told my mom about these scams, but she still fell for this very nice convincing guy. Luckily my mom did not have her hearing aid in and that she is not tech savvy. But he tried his hardest to get her to download an app. That failed, so he sent her a link via text, telling her to download the link. Mom had no clue what a link was, which was just as well. Then he tried to get her pin number, so she hung up. We contacted the bank, all good, no money taken. But it's always good to remind your parents or grandparents about these scam on a regular basis. These parasites praying on people like this to scam them out of their money is sickening.

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