October 20, 2021
Business

Phony Amazon callers are phishing for your info

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — Scammers are blanketing the area with robocalls.

Experts say some robocalls display on the Caller ID as ‘Unknown Caller,’ while others mimic the area code. 

Jillian Dickerson, with the Better Business Bureau of Acadiana, said, “We’re getting a lot of reports coming about an uptick in phone calls that are automated, and scammers are impersonating Amazon representatives so it’s really not Amazon that’s calling you from these unsolicited phone numbers. With technology, the numbers are always changing so it might look like a normal area code number or a number that you recognize and it’s really a spoof call.”

With today’s technology, spoofing phone numbers is easy to accomplish. 

“With technology now, you can put in a phone call like you could be…

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