SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (WBC/DANA COMM.) — Local law enforcement is warning of a new AMAZON phone scam going around. The number it comes from looks like a local number and upon answering the call, you get a recording that tells you your Amazon account has been compromised by someone that has charged $729 to your account in Dayton OH. It tells you to press one to speak with an Amazon Representative.
Upon pressing 1, you get someone that begins by telling you they are able to clear up the matter with some information from you.
DO NOT give them ANY information.
Other calls have claimed to be from APPLE and it was an Apple account that had been compromised but when you speak to an actual person, they say they’re with AMAZON. When they realize you aren’t going to fall for their scam, they disconnect you and you get yet another recording that says, “you have been cut from this conference call.”
Always make sure you are certain you know who you are dealing with before giving personal or financial information. If you get a call or a letter that you think is a scam, most likely it is. As long you have given no personal information just hang up and do nothing else. If you feel that you’ve given personal information by mistake, you should immediately contact your local law enforcement agency to make sure that a police report is filed.