Have you gotten a call from Amazon lately? Be on alert because there’s a new Amazon scam in town.
Scammers call with an automated message, pretending to be Amazon customer service. They tell you that there was a fraudulent charge on your account, then they tell you they can help you fix it.
The Better Business Bureau said the end goal is getting your personal information.
“The con artists will either outright ask for credit card and account login details. Or, they will request remote access to your computer under the guise of “helping” to solve the issue,” the BBB said.
YouMail, a company that monitors robocalls, said Americans are receiving between 100 million and 150 million robocalls per month from scammers claiming to be with Amazon. This type of scam has “increased dramatically” over the past 90 days, officials said.
With the newest iteration of the scam, robocalls urge recipients to “Press One” to engage with a service representative and…