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Warning over Amazon New scam ! 1 month 2 days ago #3386516

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Customers are being warned to watch out for an Amazon scam that could lead to your financial details being exposed and your bank account getting emptied.

People are getting calls claiming to be from Amazon and saying your account has been hacked.

The call says something has been ordered in your name, using your details, and the caller then offers to help secure your account to prevent future fraud.

Sometimes the call claims you have been signed up to Amazon Prime and charged.

Anyone receiving a call like this is urged to put down the phone immediately, and definitely not follow any of the instructions.

One victim has already lost £25,000 thanks to the scam.

The call often starts with an automated system asking you to press 1, after informing you your account has been hacked.

This can either then connect you to someone who will try to get your bank details, or will connect you to a premium rate phone number.

If you end up speaking to someone, they will try to convince you to install a piece of software on your computer that will grant them full access to your machine.

They can then watch everything you are doing and harvest all your bank and credit card details - as well as accessing anything they want to on your computer.
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Warning over Amazon New scam ! 1 month 2 days ago #3386578

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Sharkey wrote:





Customers are being warned to watch out for an Amazon scam that could lead to your financial details being exposed and your bank account getting emptied.

People are getting calls claiming to be from Amazon and saying your account has been hacked.

The call says something has been ordered in your name, using your details, and the caller then offers to help secure your account to prevent future fraud.

Sometimes the call claims you have been signed up to Amazon Prime and charged.

Anyone receiving a call like this is urged to put down the phone immediately, and definitely not follow any of the instructions.

One victim has already lost £25,000 thanks to the scam.

The call often starts with an automated system asking you to press 1, after informing you your account has been hacked.

This can either then connect you to someone who will try to get your bank details, or will connect you to a premium rate phone number.

If you end up speaking to someone, they will try to convince you to install a piece of software on your computer that will grant them full access to your machine.

They can then watch everything you are doing and harvest all your bank and credit card details - as well as accessing anything they want to on your computer.


That’s truly disgrace, thanks for the warning
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Warning over Amazon New scam ! 1 month 1 day ago #3386617

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If you call 888-280-4331 That is the Amazon help number
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Warning over Amazon New scam ! 1 month 1 day ago #3386626

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I also get messages occasionally to tell me my apple account has been or will be locked unless I change my password ,it comes with a handy link .
They need to get up earlier to catch me out :laugh:
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Warning over Amazon New scam ! 1 month 1 day ago #3386647

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Corvette wrote: If you call 888-280-4331 That is the Amazon help number



In the uk the number is 08002797234 ( free phone number)

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Warning over Amazon New scam ! 1 month 1 day ago #3386654

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Rose57 wrote:

Sharkey wrote:





Customers are being warned to watch out for an Amazon scam that could lead to your financial details being exposed and your bank account getting emptied.

People are getting calls claiming to be from Amazon and saying your account has been hacked.

The call says something has been ordered in your name, using your details, and the caller then offers to help secure your account to prevent future fraud.

Sometimes the call claims you have been signed up to Amazon Prime and charged.

Anyone receiving a call like this is urged to put down the phone immediately, and definitely not follow any of the instructions.

One victim has already lost £25,000 thanks to the scam.

The call often starts with an automated system asking you to press 1, after informing you your account has been hacked.

This can either then connect you to someone who will try to get your bank details, or will connect you to a premium rate phone number.

If you end up speaking to someone, they will try to convince you to install a piece of software on your computer that will grant them full access to your machine.

They can then watch everything you are doing and harvest all your bank and credit card details - as well as accessing anything they want to on your computer.


That’s truly disgrace, thanks for the warning


Just seen a warning about this scam on a TV programme.
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Warning over Amazon New scam ! 1 month 1 day ago #3386678

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Aida wrote:

Rose57 wrote:

Sharkey wrote:


Just seen a warning about this scam on a TV programme.


I also seen it on Breakfast time news :(

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Warning over Amazon New scam ! 1 month 1 day ago #3386757

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I've had these calls but I don't have or want Prime. I block the number and they change it.

I noticed every time in was on Amazon I soon got the calls after
I emailed amazon and they took note of my complaint and said I should
report it to the UK Scam line, I feel that a huge company like Amazon
should have sufficient security to stop this. I wondered how the scammers
got my phone number via Amazon? Glad to see it being publicised on tv

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Warning over Amazon New scam ! 1 month 1 day ago #3386966

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i'm glad i don't have anything to do with Amazon. :huh:

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Warning over Amazon New scam ! 1 month 1 day ago #3386967

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I had a call a few weeks ago claiming to be from Amazon.
It said £79.99 had been taken out of my account for prime, and told me to press 1 to cancel payment..I just hung up but contacted Amazon to let them know.

In the past I've also had scam emails saying they're from Amazon, telling me to click on a link to confirm my password..I forwarded the emails to Amazon.
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Be kind!
You have no idea the struggles others may be going through.
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