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'Amazon Prime' scam
« on: Thursday, 09 March, 2023 @ 18:50:44 »
Amazon Prime scam calls

This scam call will come from an unrecognised number. When you answer, the fraudster will tell you that your Amazon Prime subscription is increasing in price or is about to expire.

If you say that you want to cancel your subscription, you’ll be put through to another fraudster. They will tell you that you need to download remote access software (typically the app ‘AnyDesk’). This is a genuine program that fraudsters sometimes look to exploit as a vehicle for their scams.

Once you’ve downloaded the program, you’ll grant the scammer access to your device - allowing them to steal your personal information or install malware.

Amazon confirmed to Which? that it will never ask customers to provide remote access to their devices or make any payments outside of its website.

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