Letcher County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scam targeting Amazon accounts

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Published: Mar. 17, 2021 at 1:55 PM EDT
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LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Deputies with the Letcher County Sheriff’s Office are warning of a new phone scam targeting people with Amazon accounts.

Deputies say if you receive a call that your Amazon account had a charge and they request your account information, you should never give them information.

They say this will give the scammers access to your Amazon account.

Deputies also received reports that callers are telling people their social security number has been involved in criminal activity and that they need a new number or will request money to make a warrant go away.

They add that law enforcement will never ask for money to make a warrant or criminal charges “go away” and encourage people to never give out their private information.

If you have any questions you are encouraged to contact the Letcher County Sheriff’s Office at 606-633-2293

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