FYI - The latest Amazon phone scam

memorex

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I just received an automated phone call, claiming to be from Amazon customer support, asking me if I would authorize a payment of $1400 for the order of a Mac book on my Amazon account. It said to please press 1 to speak to a customer service agent. Of course, I hung up and logged into my Prime account to find there is no such order pending (which makes sense since I didn't order anything). The call came from the phone number 206-793-0100, which is no doubt fake.

I don't know if this a new scam or not, but I haven't experienced it previously. Be on your guard, that's all.
 

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I got a voice mail saying my Norton spyware etc renewal has processed. If in error, call them back with my credit card number so they can credit my account. Now I run Chrome/OS so no Norton. SCAM!
 

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I got a voice mail saying my Norton spyware etc renewal has processed. If in error, call them back with my credit card number so they can credit my account. Now I run Chrome/OS so no Norton. SCAM!
Hell, when I used Norton years ago, it began acting like malware itself, with constant nagging.
 

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I get the same bull spit. Also, the same about a Walmart account. Don't push "one" just hang up
 

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I get lots of similar phishing spam calls. If there is an actual person that answers I immediately ask them if they are using a burner phone to make the call. They hang up, no fail.
 

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Got a similar one stating that there was an $1100 charge on my Amazon Prime Visa for an iPhone. Immediately knew it was a scam - I'm an android phone fan all the way. They called several times.
 

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Yeah I got the same call didn’t press anything just hung up. They called back 20 times not kidding. Used different numbers area codes and unknown number. I’m still a little ticked about it !!!
 

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It’s amazing how many people out there have so much crap ordered that they can’t keep everything straight

That’s who this prays on

Haven’t used Amazon, makes me furious

Am I jealous of the convenience? Maybe

I bet most people wouldn’t use them either if they knew the people that were making freelance deliveries for them….

I know I know who am I to judge..I was in that ne’er do well category at one point
 

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If I knew your phone number, I could easily make calls with your number showing up in caller ID. I've known how for a couple of decades since I use to have a job that involved learning IP telephony. Scammers, particularly the ones from Pakitstan that typically run this scam, use random US numbers to seem more legit. I have some A-hole texting me telling me to stop calling him. I never call anyone on my cell phone as I only have it in case of emergencies. But someone is using my number for some scam.
 

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If I knew your phone number, I could easily make calls with your number showing up in caller ID. I've known how for a couple of decades since I use to have a job that involved learning IP telephony. Scammers, particularly the ones from Pakitstan that typically run this scam, use random US numbers to seem more legit. I have some A-hole texting me telling me to stop calling him. I never call anyone on my cell phone as I only have it in case of emergencies. But someone is using my number for some scam.

Right.

Not always random numbers, though. Sometimes they use a number with your own area code to make it seem like someone local trying to reach you. I just laugh when I see an incoming 317- number. They never leave a voice mail. I still have a 317- number, but no longer live in that state.
 




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