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Scam Alert 0047366242007 Fake Amazon Prime Caller

The phone number 0047366242007 has been detected doing code calling to Irish phone numbers. When you answer the call you will be greeted by a computer automated voice that claims this is a message from Amazon. The Message claim that your Amazon Prime subscription has expired, it will automatically renew and a monthly fee will be automatically deducted from your bank count. The message goes on to say that you can press button one on your phone to contact customer service.

These type of scam are there to steal money or your private information. If you receive a call about a service you have not subscribed to, do not give them any information, and do not press any buttons on your phone except for the button to terminate the call.

 

Why should you not press any buttons on your phone?

By pressing a button on your phone you could end up subscribing to a service. This is one of the tricks used to get subscribe to a service where the attack is now authorised to take money monthly from your phone bill. So a call like the above fake Amazon Prime call where you are asked to press button 1 to speak to customer service could simply be a trick to subscribe you to a service where the attacker can monthly deduct a fee from your phone bill.  There is also the other risk that by pressing the button your phone now ends up dialling a very expensive prepaid number.

 

What should you do if you receive a suspicious call like this?

If you get an unexpected call or message about a problem with any of your accounts/services or even services you did not subscribe to hang up.

  • Do not press 1 to speak with customer support
  • Do not call scammers  phone number back
  • Do not call a phone number they gave you
  • Do not give out your personal information

If you think there might be a problem with your accounts/service, or you wish to contact the company to confirm the call then contact the company using a phone number from an official document you received from that company or get the phone number from the companies website.

 

This phone number also appears to be part of the same scam 0098318560534

 

What is code dialling?

Code dialling is where criminal, use an automated computerise system to randomly dial phone number one after the other. The attacker set the system to start at a basic phone number like 02110000, once it has made the call to this number it will try to call 0211000, 02110002, 02110003, and so on. The is why you often receive the type of call on unregistered phone numbers.

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