New Kent Sheriff’s Office warning about Amazon phone scam

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NEW KENT, Va. (WRIC) — The New Kent Sheriff’s Office is warning people about a new phone scam targeting residents.

The scam call claims to the victim owes money to Amazon and that they need to press “1” to dispute the charge. The calls use a spoofed phone number to make them look local.

The sheriff’s office said citizens should hang up immediately if they get a call like this. Amazon’s customer help page also suggests reporting suspicious calls to the Federal Trade Commission, which you can do on the FTC’s website.

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