August 2, 2021

Elaborate scam conned man out of nearly $1,000 while he was trying to activate Amazon Fire Stick streaming device — Scam Guards

You need to watch out for scammers impersonating Amazon tech support to get your money.

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.

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“So I tried to get it on, and it wouldn’t work. I tried several times and then I finally put in Google ‘’ and then I entered ‘code,’ and then something came up, not knowing then, I thought I was on I was not on 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.

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“He immediately started off with, ‘oh yeah, we can…

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