Amazon scam warning:
‘Hang up immediately’ say police

Police forces around the UK are warning about a telephone scam that has tricked people out of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

The scheme sees fraudsters pretend to be from Amazon to con victims into handing over their bank details.

Action Fraud, the national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime, has received hundreds of calls about the scam since last September – of which at least 200 were from people who were tricked out of more than £400,000 in total.