Amazon Prime Call Scam: How It Works
Beware of a new Amazon Prime Call scam that’s been going around these days. It relates to your membership so please read carefully this article. Let’s take a look.
Amazon Prime has been making a killing in the last couple of years, having up to date over 200 million people accessing the site monthly. There is no surprise that scammers also want a piece of it – and that happens every other second. There are many well-known Amazon scams out there, but the latest one refers to a phone call that you may receive these days.
Click on the Soundcloud image below to listen to this scam call that you may receive:
It is an automated message that states your credit card has been charged for a new Prime membership. If you want to hear more, you are invited to press 1. When you do, a real person picks up the phone and starts inquiring about personal information – claiming to verify your account – that should never be given over the phone.
Alternatively, the scammer may say that there is a problem with your account, or that your membership needs to be renewed.
Aside from this fake Amazon Prime call, watch out for a few other dangerous scams involving the brand, such as the Amazon Prime Review Scam, Amazon Prime Gift Text Scam, as well as some bogus Amazon jobs from home.
Amazon Prime Call Membership Scam: How To Report
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8 thoughts on “Amazon Prime Call: Membership Charge”
I just received a call from 11-519-269-2003 saying my account will be charged $900 for an Iphone from a place out in BC. It was a robo call that said to either deny charge by pressing 1 or allow charge by pressing 2. I pressed 1 and got a real person. They tried sending me a code via text message to verify who I am but I asked what credit card was being used for this and he said that he couldn’t disclose that information before I verified that it was me. I told him that I thought this was a scam (since I don’t have any credit cards) and he said ok then you will be charged. I just hung up.
I’ve just had a phone call from a local number 01446746848
Thanking for my Amazon order and my card will be charged the £199.99
cost. I hung up at this point as I’ve not recently ordered anything from Amazon
Third time. A phone call saying $200 was charged to my credit card for shoes and if I wanted them delivered just hang up. So I hung up because this is the third time someone tried to scam me this way. But what they don’t know is I have all my credit cards on a charge alert and I get a n e mail withing seconds of any charge. Of course, there was no charges.
A B2B Prime Amazon (spelled Amason) scammer charged my debit card $190.86 without my knowing or authorization. It is now in dispute with my bank. Do not leave any debit or credit card information on the Amazon web site. I removed all cards and changed passwords. There is a risk for fraudulent charges if you leave the card info there. Too tempting for thieves.:(
So i have caller id the name pop’s up Cheryl Keydel 303-885-9931about my Amazon acct I don’t have a acct with this company. SCAM
I rec’d a robocall from someone stating that a suspicious charge of $700 had been made from someone in Dayton, Ohio to my Amazon account. I recognized this as a scam and hung up. Phone number on caller I.D. was 1-206-508-4051.
My grandmother has been receiving the exact same robocall, and she’s from Anchorage, AK. Caller ID area code was 907 (Alaska), and what’s more, she doesn’t even have an Amazon account (Never even heard of them). I was there and immediately knew it was a scam.
was requested by so called AMAZON SUPPORT to access http://www.247supp.com as my account had been hacked and purchases made. Checked purchases and all was in order