Bedfordshire Trading Standards warns over bogus Amazon Prime calls

If you receive a call with a recorded message, hang up straight away

Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 2:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 2:56 pm

The Trading Standards team has seen a recent increase in reports from residents who have received a suspicious automated call from Amazon Prime.

If you ever receive an unexpected telephone call which starts with a recorded message claiming to be from Amazon Prime, hang up immediately as it's a scam.

The recorded message informs you that your Amazon Prime account is due for renewal or that there has been a problem with a payment and instructs you to press “1” to speak to an operator.

If you receive a call with a recorded message, hang up

The callers may be attempting to obtain your personal information or bank details and even request a card payment during the call.

Amazon Prime do not make unsolicited telephone calls to renew or cancel your account.

If you ever experience or suspect a scam, call 0808 223 1133.