November 14, 2021

Soaring alerts about “suspicious activity” as scammers impersonate Amazon | Money

Now the scammers are trying to warn you of potential scams in your account, straining you and not thinking twice about what you’re trying to do next.

An increasing number of texts and phone calls warn of suspicious activity from fraudsters. Some people are pretending to be from Amazon’s fraud department. Others are following similar MOs that impersonate banks such as Chase and government agencies such as the Social Security Agency to issue dubious fraud warnings.

Everything is portrayed as terribly “urgent”. Some text messages may warn you that your account is locked or restricted due to unusual activity and may erroneously…

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