The bad part about having me as a sister-in-law is that one day you’re bound to hear the phrase: “Didn’t you read my column on that one?” 

Even so, my brother-in-law is a good sport to let me share his incredible story involving the fast-spreading, phony Amazon fraud alert scam where someone allegedly made a ridiculously high charge on your account. 

One thing I want you to know upfront: The Amazon scammers are sickeningly good at what they’re doing here — and they’re stealing a bunch of money and creating a ton of headaches this year.

And, quite honestly, they’re making good people feel bad when they shouldn’t. 

Scammers pretend to be from Amazon at alarming rates 

I wrote about the surge in “suspicious activity” scams on June 2, just a few days before my brother-in-law got his call. His story of how the scammers contacted him and sounded so convincing is worth telling, given how big this scam is getting. 

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