I've had several phone calls today purporting to be from Amazon Prime ....which I don’t have ....and saying they are going to take a subscription out of my bank account ...and the usual press 1 to stop it ! I have checked it out and it’s yet another scam ....so don’t be fooled ! 

I have found this recent BBC article about the scam .

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-...ern-ireland-49733823

 

 

 Keeper of the Darnellian Naughty Step

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Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Baz

 

Amazon wouldn't ring people about renewing Amazon Prime anyway. Anyone with Amazon Prime can cancel it by logging into the Amazon website.
For those with exisitng Prime subscription:
Under Account & List select Your Prime Membership
On the left under Membership Management there's the option to End Membership and Benefits.

If it's a free trial it's a slightly different process.

 

 

El Loro posted:

Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Baz

 

Amazon wouldn't ring people about renewing Amazon Prime anyway. Anyone with Amazon Prime can cancel it by logging into the Amazon website.
For those with exisitng Prime subscription:
Under Account & List select Your Prime Membership
On the left under Membership Management there's the option to End Membership and Benefits.

If it's a free trial it's a slightly different process.

 

 

Yep,  I subscribe to Amazon Prime.  You can sign up to a trial and if you don't want to continue just cancel before the trial period ends.  The service automatically renews annually and sums are taken out of the bank account by direct debit.  As El Loro mentions above, you can cancel at anytime and Amazon  don't contact personally on this matter.

El Loro posted:
Baz posted:
El Loro posted:

I've just received one of those scam Amazon phone calls.

I hope you told them where to go El 

It was a recorded message so I would have had to press 1 to get to speak with a scammer. So I just ended the call.

Oh yes ....I did the same ...but I still swore down the phone for good measure 

El Loro posted:

A Which warning about those Mastercard/Visa scams - £600 seems to be the amount mentioned in the automated calls:
https://conversation.which.co....partment-fake-calls/

Yes .....along with £300 I think El .....I guess they only have to con one person every now and then to make it worth while ..

Baz posted:
El Loro posted:

A Which warning about those Mastercard/Visa scams - £600 seems to be the amount mentioned in the automated calls:
https://conversation.which.co....partment-fake-calls/

Yes .....along with £300 I think El .....I guess they only have to con one person every now and then to make it worth while ..

This was mentioned on BBC's TechTent podcast this week. Jim Browning is an IT professional who in his spare time investigates these frauds and documents them on his Youtube channel. He has a computer which he uses as bait for the scammers, convincing them they've gained access to another victim but he reverses the connection so that he can see what the scammers are doing.

Link to his channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channe...prVcZZ3ic84vw/videos

This video is referring to the £600 card scam:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU7VmknPHOM

 

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