One of our residents received a phone call from 020 8306 5179 whereupon the resident was met with a recorded message claiming to be from Amazon, stating that his account shows he had made purchases of £300 today. If he had made those purchases then he should just hang up. If he hadn’t then he should press 3 on his handset.
Needless to say he hung up and called Amazon on 0800 279 7234 who verified he had no such purchases on his account within the last 24 hours and that Amazon never call customers without permission.
Amazon took the suspicious number from him and further offered the Action Fraud website for reporting.
Reporting cyber crime, fraud or phishing attempt to Action Fraud.