via (WORLDWIDE) JUST IN: Amazon customers warned against scam that could cost you thousands by just a phone-call purporting to be from the company and saying they have been charged for a ‘ Prime Subscription ‘ and their account ad been hacked here’s how to spot the signs @Guardian #AceNewsDesk reports
I recommend everyone who lives in the USA to get on the State and National Do Not Call 1-888-382-1222 if you get these calls you can call and report them at 1-888-382-1222
Now if they would only go after the fraudsters in the nuclear industry/US NRC, many of whom seem to be from India. Related: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/why-was-holtec-debarred-as-tva-contractor/
So many US government workers from India probably makes this easy to pull-off these days:
“According to the indictment, one of the call centers extorted $12,300 from an 85-year-old victim from San Diego, California, after threatening her with arrest if she did not pay fictitious tax violations. On the same day that she was extorted, one of the U.S.-based defendants allegedly used a reloadable debit card funded with the victim’s money to purchase money orders in Frisco, Texas.” (USDOJ)
From the US DOJ:
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Thursday, October 27, 2016
Dozens of Individuals Indicted in Multimillion-Dollar India Call Center Scam Targeting U.S. Victims
Today, an indictment was unsealed charging a total of 61 individuals…
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Authorities are warning drivers of scam that’s popping up across the country: If you see a $100 bill on your windshield, don’t be tempted to grab it.
Officials said the bill looks like an early Christmas present from a stranger, but it’s anything but that.
That scam works like this:
After getting in your car, you find a crisp $100 bill on your windshield.
When you get out of your car to get the bill, a scammer rushes into the driver seat of your car.
You are left without a car, and who knows if you’ll still have that $100 bill.
These scams have been reported most recently in Las Vegas and Maryland.
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SEATTLE — Do you ever receive a call or email from “tech support” of a reputable company? It could be a scam. David Quinlan with the Better Business Bureau says the latest scam they’re seeing involves people claiming to be with a legitimate company like Microsoft, calling to alert you that your account has been compromised. They then ask for your login and account information to “help you fix it.”
David says, as much as he hates to repeat this phrase, it makes sense: “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” Watch the video to hear more on how to protect yourself from this latest scam. For more, check out the Better Business Bureau’s website HERE.