New scam alert

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  1. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    An hour ago I got a voicemail saying an order had been placed on my acct for an iPhone XR that seemed fraudulent, and I needed to call Amazon immediately if I had not made the order.

    I’ve never gotten that one and a scammer alerting me I’ve been scammed seems almost plausible.

    Anybody else get that one?
     
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    Never got that one....yet. I did get one about winning a new Silverado though.
     
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    Did they give you a number to call Amazon that was not Amazon?
     
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    Supposedly, the Pharmacy called and said they'd given me extra strength Viagra by mistake.

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    They did and I wrote it down but left it at work.
    I wasn't concerned because I don't buy stuff on Amazon so they don't have my card info etc.
    If I used Amazon I'd be concerned though since they store card info.
     
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    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Not the pickup seen passing a school bus on the right I hope?
    No joke just remembered a guy who couldn't really drive, behind the wheel of a new Silverado...
     
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    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    43F180FE-EE46-4328-B110-8DBE14789385.jpeg I just did a google search and it’s a new scam as of yesterday.
    The call back number is 888-264-1449.
     
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    Better call 'em back ASAP......they may need to verify your credit card number for "security" purposes, so be sure to have that handy. You can't be too careful, you know?
     
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    No real company calls to "protect" your account. Just like the IRS. I know it's fake, because they would never call.
     
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    An email telling me to re enter my Visa card details onto my PayPal account, or it would be deactivated.....yeah, right!!!
     
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    My wife remarked last week that we haven’t had any dodgy phone calls for a while, they must have been listening somehow, they are back at it, my bank account has been frozen (we don’t use that bank),the FBI have me under surveillance (they would soon get bored) and my computer is going to be locked if I don’t call immediately.
     
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    Somebody loves you, somebody seems to care!
     
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    The African prince is out there somewhere.
     
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    Really - the best thing to do is to scan all of your credit cards, front and back, and post them on Facebook. That way, you have evidence forever that they were yours, and no one can scam them. That's what I did.

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    Broke in Savannah
     
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    There are 25 illegal activities linked to my social insurance number from a Provence I have been in for 20 years (including a $164,00 surgery?).

    Now to make sure they have the right person on the phone they just need my social insurance number, date of birth & which banks I have accounts with & their balances.

    These guys even had badge #'s and instructed me not to interrupt them until they had read all the charges. Afterwards I would have a chance to reply.

    Very sly.
     
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    I got an email that I had inherited 5000 cases of cargo shorts from a Nigerian Prince ...
     
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    American Express does. They called me about 2 years ago and asked "did you just try to purchase $348.00(something like that) at my local Target. I said "no". They said "the charge was declined, don't use your card, we are overnighting you a new one." And, they did.
     
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    But before they could ship you the shorts, you first had to become somewhat of a weight lifter?
     
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    Right, cards are offering various fraud alert services and this scam sounded like one of those alerts.
     
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    Wouldn't be Amazon that would be concerned... It would be the payment processing company...
     
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