Elaborate scam conned man out of nearly $1,000 while he was trying to activate Amazon Fire Stick streaming device — Scam Guards
It happened to Durham resident Phil Boring when he was trying to activate a new Amazon Fire Stick.
He said it happened after he saw an activation message on his TV screen on how to activate the Fire Stick.
“So I tried to get it on Amazon.com/code, and it wouldn’t work. I tried several times and then I finally put in Google ‘Amazon.com’ and then I entered ‘code,’ and then something came up, not knowing then, I thought I was on Amazon.com. I was not on Amazon.com. I was on their website they created that looks like Amazon,” Boring said.
Phil followed the prompts given on the website and called the number given to him.
“He immediately started off with, ‘oh yeah, we can…