Amazon Scam Calls 2021 – Don’t Be Fooled

Amazon Scam Calls 2021 are the latest version of scam calls used by scammers to trick victims into giving out their account information. Similar to the Amazon fake emails that have been making their rounds, These are a recorded phone call that claims your Amazon account has a fraudulent charge on it. A phone message claims to be Amazon calling you about fraudulent activity on your Amazon account. Victims are told their account activity has fraudulent charges, and to clear up the account, a call is needed. These calls are all fake and people that fall for the hype, are giving account information directly to the scammers. Amazon will never make a phone call to tell you your account has been frozen. Or that you have a fraudulent charge on your account.

Amazon Scam Calls 2021 Are Fakes

If anyone calls you and tries to tell you they work for Amazon, or someone telling you that there is a major charge on your Amazon account. Don’t fall for it! It just isn’t true. Before you call the number they give you, hang up and check your Amazon account, by logging into your account with your computer or phone and checking your account orders. You will see any new orders appearing in your account. Stay alert and stay safe.

A phone call exclaims “Your account has been frozen due to fraudulent activity”. It is a scammers desire to get you emotional. Then, you are provided a number to call. The number you see is a fake number.

If they give you, what they claim is an Amazon support number, do not call it. You will be calling the scammers. Hang up and go to the Amazon website and contact them through their customer support. Check your account for any new orders while you are there. Call your credit card company and ask if any charges are appearing on your card.

Related: Amazon Order Email Scams


Amazon Scam Calls 2021 Reported To The FTC

Below are several scam calls that were reported to the FTC in 2021 . Many sound very much the same, using the same tactics. Fortunately, most of these folks were too smart for the swindlers.

False Charges To Their Accounts

Not a dummy. | February 3, 2021 | 

I just received a call from a guy pretending to be from Amazon. Told me that somebody had just charged $746.42 on my debit card and I needed to get on my computer while he was on the phone login to my Amazon account go to my bank account and cancel that charge and he would help me take care of that through my computer. I told him I do not have a computer I use my cell phone for everything and I am talking to him on my cell phone. And to please put me over to the fraud department and he hung up on me he was from Maryland.

Not Me!!! | February 18, 2021 |

I just received a call from a 915 area code with a claim that my credit card was charged $700+ for the purchase of a new iPhone. He wanted me to put me on speaker on my cell phone, go to my home screen on my phone, and he would “help” me. My wife is an IT guru and this has happened before. I must admit I led him down the garden path a bit before I told him I knew he was trying to scam me. he was quite persistent until I asked to speak to his manager. I then hung up. BEWARE!!!!

adVisorie | February 26, 2021 | 

Received a automated voice message ,”I have been charged $500 on my account to Amazon and if I didn’t make this purchase to call (208)722-0315 to clear this matter if I didn’t make the purchase.” It also was a reference number given. I guess covid19 hasn’t stopped scammers completely. My cell and home phone are constantly ringing again with scammers. 

Some Scammers Call Repeatedly

Vicbee | March 18, 2021 | 

The Amazon scammer has called us 2x this afternoon. Our caller ID shows 2 different numbers/states they called from. It is a recorded message voice over. We were given the same phone number both times to call. (209-820-4208) We will not call, it sounds like scam from the get go! 

JohnD | March 19, 2021 | 

I got 5 calls back to back about a huge purchase on my amazon account. I pressed 1 and the guy was smart enough to tell my name when I asked for the name on the account. However, I didn’t have an Amazon account under my name and so told him that I don’t have an account and hung up. Never called back.

Molly from Amazon | April 14, 2021 | 

I’ve gotten 11 calls in the past 2 & 1/2 hours (same first 3 numbers, different last 4 numbers each time) with a recording that it’s Molly from Amazon and there was fraudulent activity on my account & to press 1. I won’t press it. Hopefully they’ll give up soon. 

Gary | April 15, 2021 |

I’ve been getting these a lot. I don’t answer and hear the messages. I’m wary because I got scammed big time some time ago when my computer suddenly froze and I fell into the trap and paid some big money. Anyway, I figure why wouldn’t it be the credit card company calling instead of Amazon? Why would anyone else raise an alarm about it? There are plenty of people looking to make an easy, dishonest dollar and it really makes me sick that these people can sleep at night. They must because they keep coming back.

The Calls Won’t Stop

Tired of these calls | May 5, 2021 | 

 I keep getting these calls, up to 10 in a row from different spoofed numbers!!!! How can these be stopped!!!!

Karen P. | June 8, 2021 |

Yesterday I got at least 4 calls from Molly at Amazon before I hit 1 to tell the person at the other end – an Indian call center – to take my number off their list. He hung up. After that, the Molly calls kept coming at 3/hour. Today it’s starting again. Where are the FTC’s computer hacks that can tackle these frauds and stop them from harassing us? 

Harassed by Mol… | June 13, 2021 |

Exactly the same experience. Molly from amazon, fraudulent charge from Ohio story. Since June 12, I’m getting this robot call every 5-15 minutes, non-stop! I pressed “1” many times and told them to stop calling me and that I’ve reported them to the authorities. They don’t care. Apparently based overseas. My landline answering machine is running out of space. I cannot use my phone. FTC/phone company or somebody has to do something about this organized crime.

M.E.T. | June 13, 2021 | 

How can we get them to stop calling. They call every 15 minutes. It is getting old. The number is never the same.



How To Stop Scam Calls

One common question asked is “How can I stop these calls?” Below I have listed several helpful methods to stop these Amazon Scam Calls from happening.

  • Block the number on your cell phone. Add the number to contacts, and them put it on the reject list on your phone. Some phones have a limit of numbers on the reject list.
  • Download an app that will block the calls such as RoboKiller or Truecaller Currently these both have a free version.
  • Contact and list the numbers with the Do Not Call Registry. Scammers who continue to call the numbers are subject to a fine. Unfortunately, the robo-dialers constantly change their numbers.
  • Report the Phone calls to the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint and follow the onscreen directions.
  • For help with “How to make your Amazon Account secure” go to Protect Your System.

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8 thoughts on “Amazon Scam Calls 2021 – Don’t Be Fooled”

  1. Oct. 18, 2021 I just received a automated phone call to advise me that my Amazon account had a a suspicious charge of $1499 and had been put on hold. I was to press 1 to talk with someone about this or press 2 to report this call. I hung up and went online to check my account and there was no charge to my account recorded or no message to me about this suspicious fraud charge to my account. So am assuming it is another scam call from an Amazon imposter. They never give up!

    Reply
    • Hi Marilyn,
      It sure sounds like it to me! Good for you, you didn’t fall for it! Amazon does not call you. If they did something like that I am sure they would contact you in writing.
      Thank you for taking the time to tell your story. Stop back soon!
      Chas

      Reply
  2. +1 (647) 470-1051 Toronto Ontario Canada 🇨🇦 automated voice saying Amazon will deliver iPhone today and over $1000. Will be taken from account, and to press 1 if order was incorrect 🤔 I hung up & blocked.

    Reply
    • Hi Lin,
      Good job! You can check your amazon account safely by contacting Amazon directly using their contact number as well. I have so many blocked calls on my galaxy phone it is full and I can’t add any more!
      Thanks for letting us know! Please stop back soon!
      Chas

      Reply
  3. Thanks for your review on the Amazon Scam Calls.  I personally have received many of these calls claiming to be from Amazon and that my account is frozen, or that I have been charged (usually around $700) and to call a certain number to clear things up.

    Of course, it is all fake.  I just log into my Amazin account and there are no fictitious purchases or charges to my account.

    I assume many unfortunate people get emotional when they hear the dollar amount allegedly charged and fall for the fake call.  It is certainly a shame these scams can not be stopped but I imaging this is difficulty because of these fraudulent calls are from different phone numbers!

    Thanks again for the information,

    Dave.

    Reply
    • Hi Dave,

      I am glad to hear your didn’t fall for the Amazon scam calls that you have received. You did the right thing. I did the same when I received mine. Still, it is a bit of a shock when you first hear that your account has been frozen. 

      Checking your account is the only defense you have right now, because as you noted, they can change their  phone numbers constantly to avoid  getting caught.

      It doesn’t matter if they call from the same number or not, you can block them and report them to the FTC.

      Thanks for taking the time to read my article, and leave a comment. Stop back soon.

      Chas

      Reply
  4. Hi Chas,

    Thanks for this article Amazon Scam Calls 2021. It was interesting and very informative reading.
    I am an amateur affiliate marketer and if this happened to me, I would have fallen for it!

    Now, I know how to deal with these scammers, and how to stop the calls from continuing.

    Thank you for letting us know that this happens and what to do when it does I will share your article to other affiliate marketing friends so that they learn about it too. We must be cautious at all times in the internet world!

    Best regards,
    Dominique

    Reply
    • Hi Dominique,

      I am glad you enjoyed the article. I try to alert everyone when I find a scam that people will fall for easily. This  one is particularly bad because a lot of people buy from Amazon. And the only good defense is education.

      Thank you for sharing, and taking the time to comment. Stop back soon!

      Chas

      Reply

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