DETROIT – High tech thieves are targeting Amazon customers and cashing in.
A Metro Detroit woman lost nearly $5,000 and now she’s sharing her story so other people don’t fall for the scam.
The scam appears to be growing more popular. It all starts with a phone call or a text message from a number you don’t recognize.
She was pulled into an elaborate scam when she got a phone call from a restricted number that claimed to be Amazon. It told her that her card was being charged $990 and that her account had been compromised. She was told that her identity was stolen and that she would need to send money to establish a new social security number.
If you get a phone call or an email and you don’t recognize the number or the email address do not reply. Amazon will reach out directly if there is a problem and they will very rarely call. If you have an issue with your account reach out to Amazon directly.
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