Oh no - my Amazon account is running out!
October 14, 2020 4:48pm CST
At least according to the call I got the other day. This nice young lady phoned out of the blue to inform me that my Amazon account is about to expire and will be auto-renewed to the sum of £79.99 but if I didn't want it renewed then I should *Press 1* to be connected to a customer service adviser. Which was all very well and good except for two minor points: 1 - I don't have an Amazon account and never have done; 2 - *Pressing 1* would connect me to a premium rate phone line which costs an arm and a leg for each minute I'm connected and they would keep me talking for as long as they could - that's how they make their money! It was, of course, a scam, and one I've heard before so I wasn't going to fall for it. Sadly, though, some people do and some people even give their bank details to the scammers so that a 'refund' can be credited to their bank account. That doesn't happen, of course; what really happens is that the scammers proceed to clean out the poor victims' bank account leaving them with nothing. We really do have to be careful these days!
6 people like this
• Daytona Beach, Florida
14 Oct 20
At least you realized it was a scam. You're right, far too many people fall for it. I blocked a scammer this morning. And, another one called, trying to sign me up for a Medicare supplement plan (already have one), but when the machine found out I'm 37, they told me I don't qualify and hung up. Have to love scammers who quit while they're ahead.