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Alert message sent 21/06/2020 20:48:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch


This is a message from Val McPherson covering Neighbourhood Watch in Aylesbury Vale.

There are so many scams at the moment by phone and email including Paypal, Sky, HMRC, Netflix, TV Licensing and again many calls with a recorded message saying they are from Amazon regarding Amazon Prime and they are using various numbers. More details below on the Amazon scam:

Criminals are targeting members of the public with automated calls stating that the recipient has been charged for an Amazon Prime subscription or that a fraudster has used their personal details to sign up for this. The victim is then instructed to press 1 to cancel the transaction and when they do this, they are connected to a scammer posing as an Amazon Customer Services representative. The criminal tells the victim the Amazon Prime subscription was purchased fraudulently and that they need remote access to the victim’s computer in order to fix a security flaw that will prevent it from happening again. The victim is instructed to download an application called Team Viewer and asked to log onto their online banking account, which then gives the criminal access to all their personal and financial details.

This is Scam Awareness Week and Citizen Advice Bureau have an article on Scams in the following attachment:

https://conversation.which.co.uk/money/citizens-advice-scams-awareness-fortnight/?utm_source=whichcouk&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=scamalert190620

There are so many scams at the moment by phone and email including Paypal, Sky, HMRC, Netflix, TV Licensing and again many calls with a recorded message saying they are from Amazon regarding Amazon Prime and they are using various numbers. More details below on the Amazon scam:

Criminals are targeting members of the public with automated calls stating that the recipient has been charged for an Amazon Prime subscription or that a fraudster has used their personal details to sign up for this. The victim is then instructed to press 1 to cancel the transaction and when they do this, they are connected to a scammer posing as an Amazon Customer Services representative. The criminal tells the victim the Amazon Prime subscription was purchased fraudulently and that they need remote access to the victim’s computer in order to fix a security flaw that will prevent it from happening again. The victim is instructed to download an application called Team Viewer and asked to log onto their online banking account, which then gives the criminal access to all their personal and financial details.

Please take care.

Regards
Val

 
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Val McPherson BEM (NWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, Thames Valley)

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