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Be Aware of Scams over the Holidays!

Reports of MANY Amazon scam calls in our service area in the last 3 days. Do not give out personal information, do not download any software on your computer, and be aware of any suspicious activity.

With the holidays quickly approaching, make sure you are being mindful of your online presence this season! It’s esimated that consumers will spend¬†$209.7 billion¬†online between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, a 2.5% increase year over year from the $204.5 billion spent online in 2021! There’s alot of opportunity for scammers to weasle their way into notifying you of a recent “online order/purchase”. Don’t fall for a scam; otherwise you may unknowingly go over your holiday budget….

Don’t share any personal information and report it immediately.

There have been reports of TrioTel customers saying they are getting calls, text messages, and emails from Amazon. Remember: Amazon WILL NOT call you and ask for personal information. Do not give out any bank account information, passwords or your socical security number.

If you think you received a legit notification in regards to your Amazon account, log into the app/your account and verify information that way.

Legitimate Amazon websites have a dot before “amazon.com” such as http://”something”.amazon.com. For example, Amazon Pay website is https://pay.amazon.com/. We’ll never send emails with links to an IP address (string of numbers), such as http://123.456.789.123/amazon.com/. If the link takes you to a site that is not a legitimate amazon domain, then it is likely phishing.

For more information on how to detect Amazon fraud, click here.

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