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Amazon Scam

Alert message sent 10/10/2019 08:54:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police


Hi

A scam involving Amazon has been flagged to us:

Trading Standards officers have had reports from residents who have received scam calls from a "fraudster pretending to be from Amazon", claiming that "your Amazon Prime subscription is due to expire,"

"The recorded message asks you to press 1 to cancel or to speak to an advisor.
"The call then goes through to an individual who 'requires' your personal details.
"Another scam call claims that your Amazon Prime account is being cancelled and that bank details are required to refund this.
"If you receive such a call, hang up!
"Do not provide any personal information, banking details or credit/debit card information, and do not allow them to have remote access to your PC.
"Report any such calls to Trading Standards via 03454 040506."

HMRC

Beware reports of Scam HMRC calls stating that you owe a tax bill, press option 1 and if you don't contact them there will be a warrant out for your arrest. The telephone no being displayed is 03002009111. Do not call the number this is a scam. Citizen
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Olly Bradley (Police, PCSO, South Yardley)

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