Hacker, Cyber Crime Beware.
Hacker Petending to be Amazon.
Who ever this person is knows who I am and is continuingly trying to scam me and break me down. I suspect who it might be but at the same time it could a coincidence of multiple people that may not be associated with one another. Either way I know enough about hacking to stay alert. Obviously either I am a hot commodity or someone is doing it out of spite. One way or another although I must admit it has played its toll on my mental health, I find that everytime someone tries to hack or scam me they have inevitabily created content for me to write on my blog.
So today I get a phone call and it is automated message that says my credit card associated with my Amazon account has had suspicious activity and it was prompting me to press options to either agree I made the transaction of over £1000 or decline or speak to an operator.
My gut feeling told me if this was really Amazon they would not be phoning from a mobile phone. My second gut reaction was not to say anything and not to press any buttons. This then made the caller hang up.
I did a reverse call lookup to see who called me and this is the screenshot of what I found (May I point out anyone can buy a telephone number from a different location / country and pretend to be phoning from th location they are targeting) Obviously this person forgot to hide his ip location:
Reverse Call Lookup:
What Amazon say about suspicious correspondence:
Report Suspicious Emails, Phone Calls, Text Messages, or Webpages
We take fraud, scam,phishing and spoofing attempts seriously. If you receive correspondence you think may not be from Amazon, please report it immediately.
Suspicious Emails or Webpages To report a phishing or spoofed email or webpage:
- Open a new email and attach the email you suspect is fake.For suspicious webpages, copy & paste the link into the email body. If you can’t send the email as an attachment, forward it.
- Send the email to firstname.lastname@example.org Note: Sending the suspicious email as an attachment is the best way for us to track it.
Note: Amazon can’t respond personally when you report a suspicious correspondence to email@example.com, but you may receive an automatic confirmation. If you have security concerns about your account, please contact us.
Suspicious Phone Calls or Text Messages
Report any suspicious phone call or text message to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
To report a phone call or text message visit ftc.gov/complaint and follow the onscreen assistant.
If you’re concerned about your account security, go to Protect Your System for tips and recommendations.
So now this entity has been reported, hopefully I have helped to stop someone else from being scammed.
What concerns me is that these entities that try to scam people out of money or ruin their businesses do not give two monkeys about the knock on effect it will have on a victim.
Not all people are internet savvy or cyber security astute. Imagine if the victim was someone who had mental health issues and this unlawful act pushed them over the edge.
People who scam need to find a real job that other people would be proud of them for, not be low life bottom feeders not thinking two pennies for someone elses downfall or situation if the domino effect happened.
All I can say is:
“What goes around comes around” !
If you only do good then only good things will happen but if you do bad then do not blame anyone other than yourself for the consequences of your actions.
“If people had empathy there would not be any wars”.
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