Mon 30 November 2020

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Alert message sent 30/09/2020 11:35:00

Information sent on behalf of Devon and Cornwall Police


We would like to make residents aware that we have received reports of various scams taking place where a cold caller, email, or automated call claims to be from Amazon or Amazon Prime.
Please be wary of all contact of this type – the scams have varied and include the following:
  • an automated call a stating a number should be pressed for various reasons
  • or by someone in person asking for vouchers to be purchased in a shop and codes to be handed over
  • a request to download an app
  • emails with links attached (to phishing sites)
All of these are scams and instructions should not be followed, please hang up, don’t give out any personal information or click on any links.
If you want to check a call is genuine  - hang up and make contact the company via a reliable source. Please wait ten minutes before making another call or clear the line by phoning a friend/family member.
If you have any concerns please phone 101 or email 101@dc.police.uk
If you have fallen victim to a scam, please report this to Action Fraud: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/
Please report any suspicious emails you receive to the National Cyber Security Centre: report@phishing.gov.uk
Please pass this information on and consider displaying in public areas such as notice boards etc
Thank you.
Message sent by
Linzi Berryman (Police, DC Alert Officer, Devon & Cornwall)

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