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Sheriff's Office Warns of Amazon Prime Scam in Vanderburgh County

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office (VCSO) is warning area residents of a new phone scam in circulation involving Amazon Prime.

Posted: Nov 10, 2020 3:04 PM
Updated: Nov 10, 2020 4:13 PM

According to Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office Col. Noah Robinson, the sheriff's office was recently notified of a new phone scam involving Amazon Prime, which begins with a fake automated call claiming to be from Amazon regarding the reinstatement of the would-be victim's Amazon Prime account.

Col. Robinson says the automated call is complete with voice menu options, presumably in an attempt to make it seem more legitimate.

Scam Alert: Scammers Target Cash App to Steal Money

According to Col. Robinson, if someone who answers a call like this presses a button on their phone, a live operator will come on the line and request credit card information for a $39.99 "reinstatement fee."

VCSO and Amazon both recommend reporting phone scams to https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/. Fake Amazon emails can also be forwarded to stop-spoofing@amazon.com.


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