Scammers pretending to be from Amazon have been spoofing the Better Business Bureau’s phone number

DETROIT – Con artists are posing as Amazon employees, calling people, and claiming to need information about their account, according to the Better Business Bureau.

The scammers have been spoofing the Better Business Bureau’s number while making this scam calls. Scammers use caller ID spoofing technology to impersonate phone numbers.

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How does the scam work?

The scammers call and when you answer you get a recorded message claiming to be from Amazon stating there is a problem with your Amazon account.

The message might say there’s a fraudulent charge on your Prime card, a package was lost or damaged or you have an unfulfilled order for an iPhone 10.

The scammers are trying to get your personal information. Don’t give it to them. The scammers might ask for your credit card or account login information.

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Ahead of Prime Day, online scammers posing as Amazon employees: Report

As Amazon Prime Day and Target Deal Day approach, the Better Business Bureau is out with a new warning about scammers aiming to steal your personal information.

In a new scam alert released Thursday, the BBB said that con artists are posing as Amazon employees and calling people, claiming to need information about their account.

According to the BBB, the caller will say there’s a problem with your account, or a similar story to that degree, like a failed credit card payment or a lost package. They will then ask you for your credit card and account details to access your personal information. They may also request remote access to your computer to “help” solve the problem.

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