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New phone scam involves paying the Amazon bill

Des Moines, IA – A new phone scam is surfacing in the area where the caller claims to be from Amazon..

The caller starts by saying you’ve made a purchase, of say, 500-hundred to 15-hundred bucks. The supposed Amazon rep then threatens to turn you over to the fraud division of the Federal Trade Commission if you don’t pay up. Don’t pay up! It’s a scam! Amazon will email you personally, with your name, if there is a problem with your account. Don’t wire or mail money to someone you don’t know. Don’t deposit a check from someone you don’t know and wire the money back, no matter how good a tale they tell. If anyone calls you about that, or wanting any personal info, just hang up and contact the FTC at

If you think you’ve been scammed, call your local police department and let them know.

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