Urgent warning about Amazon phone scam after users tricked into handing over $4,000

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FAKE Amazon phone calls are baiting unsuspecting customers to share personal information to collect sham refunds and take them for “thousands of dollars.

Cops have warned of the con, which involves a caller claiming to be a legitimate Amazon representative and query the customer about their recent purchases. 

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Fraudulent Amazon calls are conning customers to get them to share personal information for sham refundsCredit: AFP
People who get suckered end up getting duped for thousands of dollars

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People who get suckered end up getting duped for thousands of dollarsCredit: Alamy

AMAZON REFUND SCAM RISING

After rattling off the list, the customer is likely to deny the purchase. 

That’s when the fraud Amazon representative then presses for the person to supply a debit or credit card number so that the purchase can be refunded and deleted.  

In the past three weeks the police in Ohio are reporting seeing a spike in complaints from unsuspecting victims falling prey to this exact Amazon refund…

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