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Warning after scam Amazon call reported to police

Alert message sent 07/05/2021 18:15:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary


Officers have issued a warning to people following a scam call claiming to be from Amazon.

The call, which was made from a mobile number, states that the person being contacted has made a purchase of several hundred pounds and that, if they hung up, they would be charged directly to their card.

The victim of the call – who is from the Swadlincote area – realised that the call was a scam and ended the call. No money had been taken from their account.

Anyone who receives a call of this nature should hang up, check with their bank that no transactions have occurred and report the call to Action Fraud by ringing 0300 123 2040 or by visiting: www.actionfraud.police.uk/reporting-fraud-and-cyber-crime
 
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