1 - Amazon Scams
What is the scam?
We have received an unprecedented number of members reporting the Amazon/Amazon Prime. they have recently received. According to member reports this scam contact appears to cover a whole range of media and telecoms platforms. They have consisted of ‘out of the blue’ phone calls, voicemails, texts and emails and we have seen a huge diversity of content:
- issues with payments
- problems with accounts
- winning a ‘prize’
- problem with Amazon payment card
- notification of account renewal, leading to a ‘debit‘ as payment.
- notification that you have placed an order and need to confirm payment
- confirm payment of goods which have supposedly been sent
IPS Member’s stories
“Had an email regarding a payment card. Obviously ignored – scam.”
“Recorded message, say that you are a winner, to collect your prize, ring this number. Which is an 0202 number. It’s a scam. Block the message”
“Had three recorded messages today, two women claiming I have spent £350 with Amazon, press button one, I hung up.”
What IPS suggest you do
Do not be rushed.
Do not give out personal or financial information.
If you do not have an Amazon account, Prime or otherwise, ignore and delete all content and report as a complaint to Amazon
If you do have an account or are worried, please contact Amazon direct and register your concern/complaint.
If you believe you have been scammed, please contact Action Fraud.
If you require further advice, please contact IPS via email or Facebook group.