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Beware of Amazon gift card scam

Beware of Amazon gift card scam
10 Aug
11:11

THE VEHICLE AHEAD OF YOU OVER TO YOU

>> Rhonda: KIM, THANK YOU WE WANT TO GET YOU TO A "HELP ME HANK" "CONSUMER ALERT" THIS MORNING A TROUBLING TREND CENTERING AROUND GIFT CARDS FROM WELL-KNOWN ONLINE RETAILER AMAZON AND HOW CRIMINALS ARE USING YOUR TRUST IN AMAZON TO STEAL YOUR MONEY TRACY SANDERS IS A HUGE FOOTBALL FAN HIS LOVE FOR THE GAME IS ALL OVER HIS HOME

>> I STICK WITH DETROIT TV BECAUSE OF THE NFL PACKAGE >> Rhonda: BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS, HE GOT A PHONE CALL THE 877 NUMBER ON THE CALLER ID WAS ONE HE KNEW, DIRECTV

>> THEY WANTED TO GIVE ME THE PREMOVIE PACKAGE FOR A FULL YEAR, 12 MONTHS AND WOULD REDUCE MY DIRECTV BILL BY HALF FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS, AS WELL >> Rhonda: HE SIGNED UP FOR A SPECIAL DEAL BUT IT WAS ABOUT TO EXPIRE SO T PROMISE OF ANOTHER CHEAPER PRICE SOUNDED PRETTY GOOD >> THE ONLY WAY TO DO IT, THEY WERE DOING A PROMOTION WITH AMAZON WITH THEIR GIFT CARDS, AND IF I PURCHAED AN AMAZON GIFT CARD, HI TO PAY FOR MONTHS IN ADVANCE >> Rhonda: BUY AN AMAZON GIFT CARD FOR $320 AND GIFT T NUMBER TO DIRECTV

>> I THOUGHT IT WAS A LITTLE FISHY >> Rhonda: HE WAS CONVINCED IT WAS LEGITIMATE BECAUSE THEY KNEW DETAILS ABOUT HIS ACCOUNT AND HE RECOGNIZED THE CALLER I HAVE HAD THAT ENDED WHEN THE MAILMAN CAME AND THE TYPICAL BILL WAS STILL DUE >> I CALLED AND WAS TRANSFERRED FROM PERSON TO PERSON TO PERSON AND THEY TOLD ME YOU'VE BEEN SCAMMED, SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS >> Rhonda: HE CALLED THE CREDIT CARD COMPANY WHICH REVERSED THE CHARGE, BUT THAT DIDN'T GO OVER WELL WITH AMAZON

>> AMAZON CANCELED BY PRIME ACCOUNT AND SAID I WOULD GET NOTHING >> Rhonda: WHILE HE GOT HIS PRIME ACCOUNT BACK, HE SAID AMAZON IS CHALLENGING THE DECISION TO REVERSE THE CREDIT CARD CHARGE HE COULD WIND UP ON THE HOOK FOR THE GIFT CARD PAYMENT HE MADE TRYING TO GET A GOOD DEAL ON SATELLITE TV >> Evrod: WELL, W

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