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A new SCAM variation has appeared locally regarding Amazon.com. The scam works like this: a perpetrator(s), claiming to be an Amazon representative(s), call unsuspecting individuals over the phone and claim that the individual has made a purchase on their Amazon account ranging from $500-$1,500. The perpetrator then explains that if the individual does not make good on their account that Amazon will turn their claim over to the fraud division of the Federal Trade Commission.
THIS IS A SCAM!
Amazon will email you personally — with your name — if there is ever any account issue.
These four tips will help you avoid the hassle altogether.
Should you get an offer that requires you to wire or send cash:
AUTHORITY: Captain Christopher Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org or 641.754.5725)