New Scam asking for Amazon Gift Cards

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Amazon gift card email requests

It’s a new twist on an old scam: fraudsters are hacking into email accounts and targeting contacts to buy them Amazon gift cards. The message is phrased as asking for a favour so they can buy a present for a ‘niece’.

See the examples our members have sent to us and find out more about dealing with emails from hacked accounts.


 How the gift card scam works  


What doorstep scams have you experienced?

We’ve heard a growing number of reports of scammers targeting people on their doorsteps amid the current national lockdown, so be alert to unsolicited visits. So far there have been reports of rogue locksmiths carrying out botched jobs and COVID-19 fraudsters attempting to charge people to get the ‘vaccine’.

We look at the different types of scam visits you could receive and invite you to share your experiences of unsolicited visits.


 Investigating face-to-face scams 

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Author: Paul Middleton

Paul is a Ward Councillor for St. Andrews & Hornchurch Resident's Association Executive member.

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