The fraudsters call victims on the phone, pretending to be a police officer or bank official, and persuade them to hand over money to a "courier" on the pretext of assisting an investigation into corruption.
Sam Russell wrote: »
I got a call the other day from 'Amazon' telling me my Amazon Prime account was due to expire and I would be charged £39.99 a month.
I told them I had never heard of Amazon and so I did not have an account. Phone went dead.
muffler wrote: »
I've had about a dozen or so of those over the last couple of weeks with 3 in the one day and another at 6:45 AM :eek:
Xcellor wrote: »
I had one of these yesterday. I do have a prime account but it sounded dodge so hung up. These lads would try anything...