Amazon Prime subscription scam
“An automated phone call to her landline advised Mrs Wallace that her Amazon Prime subscription was going to be renewed and if she did not want to renew, she should press one.” Read this BBC article on how a resident in Northern Ireland lost her savings to this scam
Amazon ‘brushing’ scam
“At first glance, receiving packages you haven’t paid for might seem like a great problem to have. But it’s likely to be a new scam known as ‘brushing’.”
Read this article on Which? website explaining how this scam works
Check the Amazon website to find out more and information on how to protect yourself from Amazon scams
Please warn family members, friends and neighbours.
Additionally - in Higham last week a man purporting to be from Southern Water is using a fake ID to enter people's homes and take photographs once inside. The man is said to be around 40 years old and approx 5'6" – please take care to check IDs and if in doubt close the door and report the incident.