The scammers are asking for credit card and bank account information. PPD investigated one case recently that the scammers pretended to from Amazon, and gained remote access to the victims personal computer and obtained sensitive banking information, then withdrawing thousands of dollars from the victim’s bank account.
Know that Amazon does not call you about your account or ask about your sensitive personal banking information.
Pierceton Police Chief Tim Sammons said, “Never give your personal banking information to anyone who calls you first. Never allow anyone to gain remote access to your computer, tablet or other personal electronic devices.
“Most of the time these scammers are operating outside of the United States, making it almost impossible for local police to locate these criminals and prosecute them. Sammons encourages citizens to stay vigilant and report suspicious activity to the PPD at (574) 594-2232 or contact their local police agency.