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Regular Contributor
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Registered: ‎06-14-2011
There is a call that comes up from Amazon at an 888 area code that claims someone ordered on your account from Dayton, Ohio. This is a scam!!
Honored Contributor
Posts: 13,779
Registered: ‎03-11-2010

I was wondering what all the scammers were up to.

My phone has not been ringing off the wall all day. LOL!!!

I don't answer my phone if I don't recognize the number.

Esteemed Contributor
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Registered: ‎03-15-2010

 

 

@LadyAlice 

 

Thanks for the tip...I also got a bogus email purporting to be PayPal....with an attachment.  Sure.

 

@Nightowlz 

 

I've noted a definite decrease in calls. Normally get at least 6 or more a day, now just one or two.

 

I think most of them are computer generated, so not sure why the decrease.

 

 

Respected Contributor
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Registered: ‎06-13-2010

Thanks for the warning!😊 

 

 

~~~All we need is LOVE💖

Respected Contributor
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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

@LadyAlice wrote:
There is a call that comes up from Amazon at an 888 area code that claims someone ordered on your account from Dayton, Ohio. This is a scam!!

No calls but I've been getting tons of emails from Amazon which are scams. 

Honored Contributor
Posts: 13,023
Registered: ‎03-16-2010

You would think the scammers would be busier then ever, more people are home to answer their calls!

Regular Contributor
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Registered: ‎04-04-2010

I've learned not to open any links in emails or texts, even from friend and family.  If it's from friends or family, I check with them first, and only open if they confirm that they sent it.  I also don't open any links in emails.  Instead I go directly to whatever account it is, provided that I have one with the organization that's listed in the emails.  Of course if I don't I toss it into junk/spam mail.  And, any phones calls that I get saying that they're going to sue me, want me to call back, it's the IRS, the police, etc. I block that number and delete the call!!!!   Please be safe!!!

Respected Contributor
Posts: 3,759
Registered: ‎04-19-2010

My CC was hacked a few days ago. The scammers are working overtime.

Trusted Contributor
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Registered: ‎03-13-2010

I have been getting e-mails from "Amazon" telling me that I  need to update my account. I was about to do that but thought it odd that they were asking for my SS # so I did not continue.  I spoke with Amazon and was told my account info was fne  I received another notice yesterday and they told me that they would be shutting my account down if I did not update immed.  

 

Getting those types of notices is concerning.

Regular Contributor
Posts: 240
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

 It’s easy, actually. Don’t answer the phone if you don’t recognize the number, and don’t click on the link in an email or a text. No reputable company is going to threaten you over email or text.