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Scam Report: Fake Calls from Apple/Amazon, COVID-19 Scams Continue

December 4, 2020

by Spero Financial

The Federal Trade Commission is alerting consumers about a new scam and providing scam resources in multiple languages.

Excerpt from the FTC article "Fake Calls From Apple and Amazon Support: What You Need to Know" by Alvaro Puig, FTC Consumer Education Specialist

Scammers are calling people and using the names of two companies everyone knows, Apple and Amazon to rip people off. In one version of the scam, you get a call and a recorded message that says it's Amazon. The message says there's something wrong with your account. It could be a suspicious purchase, a lost package, or an order they can't fulfill.

In another twist on the scam, you get a recorded message that says there's been suspicious activity in your Apple iCloud account. In fact, they say your account my have been breached.

Read more for what you need to know about protecting yourself against these types of calls.


Excerpt from the FTC article "Find COVID-19 Scam Resources (and more) in Multiple Languages" by Cristina Miranda, FTC Division of Consumer and Business Education

Searching for in-language information on how to avoid COVID-19 scams and other types of fraud? Check out ftc.gov/languages, the FTC's one-stop resource for consumer education in Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and other languages.

Read More for access to these multi-language resources.

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