Norfolk County senior defrauded in 'Amazon scam'
An Ontario Provincial Police cruiser sits outside of a press conference in Vaughan, Ont., on June 20, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Lahodynskyj
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, January 21, 2023 6:51AM EST
Police say a senior from Norfolk County is out of pocket more than six-thousand dollars after falling victim to what they call the "Amazon scam."
Provincial police say the victim got a call on Thursday from someone claiming to be from Amazon alerting them to a problem with their account.
They say the caller requested access to the victim's computer in order to fix the problem, only to drain 64-hundred dollars from their bank account.
Police are warning residents to be skeptical of any calls or pop-up messages that claim to be flagging account issues.