Newer scams target Amazon delivery info, money transfers

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CRESTVIEW — Because I am not much of a cell phone user and have an older phone, I don’t tend to get the scam texts and calls that my husband receives on his cell phone. One of the latest scams involves an Amazon delivery by UPS or other delivery service trying to get personal financial or credit card information.

Generally, the scenario is that a package you ordered is on hold at the delivery station until you verify the delivery address, and in many instances, you must verify the credit card number used for the purchase.

Of course you won’t remember making this purchase because you didn’t — it is all a scam. This particular scam aims at getting your address and credit card number so the thief can charge up hundreds of dollars on your credit card.

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