Ongoing Amazon Scam Calls
We have been advised this morning that unfortunately a Sedgemoor member has fallen foul to this scam. A call was received appearing to be from Amazon claiming that a payment request had been made on their account from a company in London and were they aware of any such transaction? Clearly not aware, the caller stated they must have been hacked and went through a lengthy procedure at the end of which the member checked their online bank account to find a substantial amount of money had been removed.
Please NEVER give out any personal details to anyone claiming to be from Amazon or any other company that calls you out of the blue. Terminate the call and call back on a number you trust and preferably from a different phone, if this is not possible then wait at least 5 minutes for the line to disconnect.
Amazon’s name is being used in various scam attempts just now so take great care.