The Amazon Scam
I had a phone call yesterday from a distressed reader who thought that she had received a phone call from “AMAZON PRIME”. She has an Amazon Alexa on her son’s account and they wanted money for using it. (untrue) She had also on their instructions, used her tablet to visit a “website” and was just about to leave the house to get £4000 from the bank. At this point she did a double take, remembered a recent e-news about scams, and thought to ring me on her mobile……..(just in time)..
I cannot stress how import it is to:
- DON’T INTERACT IN ANY WAY with any Scam caller on the phone
- DON’T PRESS 1
- DON’T TALK TO THEM
- DON’T LISTEN TO THEM
- just PUT THE PHONE DOWN.
Once you start to talk to these people they have you….they are cold, vicious, cruel, immoral B***ARDS!
Once you start to talk to them or INTERACT IN ANY WAY….they have you caught like a fish on the line.
You will NEVER RECEIVE A PHONE CALL FROM AMAZON!
I can’t stress that too much so I’ll say it again, You will NEVER RECEIVE A PHONE CALL FROM AMAZON!
- The tablet was switched off until it can be checked for spyware
- The Police (tel 101) were informed and an incident number given.
- The BANK was advised who cancelled her cards and re-issued new ones.
Last year a person in my company was scammed so I have a deep hatred of them. These people pray on peoples goodwill, trust, and honesty. The good values that people have.
For further reading, I suggest this page, opens in a new windowand read all about the latest scams especially those related to TRACK and TRACE, and COVID-19