Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office warns of Amazon scam

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VANDERBURGH COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is warning of an Amazon Prime phone scam.

Victims get a fake automated call claiming to be from Amazon regarding the reinstatement of their Prime account. The call also has voice menu options.

If you press a button, a live operator will ask for your credit card info and say you have to pay a reinstatement fee.

This is a scam, and if you get this call hang up.

Both the Sheriff’s Office and Amazon recommend reporting phone scams to: www.ftc.gov/complaint

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(This story was originally published on November 10, 2020)

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