Another example of Scams

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Many grateful thanks to one of our members for a recent piece of information about a scam that I feel you should be aware of:

'More than once, and reported to Action Fraud, I have received telephone calls purporting to come from Amazon to say that money due or a Prime subscription would be taken from my account.

I contacted Amazon who confirmed that Amazon never sends messages asking for money. I am not and never have been a subscriber to Amazon Prime.

On my mobile 'phone I received a text to say that a subscription for Playbox (but spelt wrongly) would be collected from my account. Since I never play games on the 'phone I went to Carphone Warehouse where I had bought the 'phone.

They have a way to block any such scams. If one enters £0.00 as the amount of excess permitted scammers cannot take any £ because the direct debit payment is limited to the original agreement'

Hope this helps. If you have any other examples, please let me know and I will share it with everyone.

You can report and get advice about fraud or cyber crime by calling 0300 123 2040
Joe Murray QPM

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