[AusNOG] Amazon Prime subscription scam

Jennifer Sims jenn at jenn.id.au
Mon Dec 6 17:40:34 AEDT 2021

The prime one is great fun.

You ask them for their Amazon staff username, they panic and hang up! 

I just got an sms parcel scam, so my script has gone to work filling their database with junk credit card numbers and terribly inappropriate names.

Sent from my iPhone

> On 6 Dec 2021, at 2:46 pm, Luke Thompson <luke.t at tncrew.com.au> wrote:
> I'd rather Amazon Prime (which is "popular") than the increasingly-aggressive ones that claim I'm being deported due to my Visa having expired. "We are on our way to your home."
> The frequency and variety is certainly on the increase. My other half's mobile is a single digit (the last one) off my own, so typically her phone lights up then mine does 30-90 seconds later. Robo-scamming for days.
> Isn't there an AFP one as well? Where you're being taken to Court due to not paying a parking fine (or some other small thing). Seems crazy, though vaguely believable to the average Joe/Jenny.
> Cheers,
> Luke Thompson
> Operations Manager
>> On 6/12/21 2:38 pm, Kai wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> Just received a call which displayed as 0425 354 906, went straight to an automated female voice with Australian accet saying that my Amazon Prime subscription (which I don't have) for $99.99 will be auto renewed and press 1 to speak to an Accounts representative if I do not wish for this to happen.
>> I don't have an Amazon prime account and didn't press 1, although I was tempted to, just to hear how far they tried to go to obtain my bank or other personal details.
>> FYI in case any of your customer (or your family) may have a similar call. Enough people must still think these are legit or the scammers wouldn't keep trying.
>> I also got another "your package will arrive" SMS scam about an hour ago.
>> Cheers
>> Kai
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