SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – It’s a phone scam that just won’t go away. It’s expected to get worse during the holidays. Crooks call and say there’s a problem with your Amazon account.
Two friends in Springfield heard from the swindlers. It started with Sue Long.
“I was still asleep. I was not thinking how I was supposed to be thinking. Any other time I would have hung up on them,” Long said.
She was told there’s a problem with her Amazon account. She was instructed to download the AnyDesk app. It’s a screen share device. She had to pay up to fix it. She bought Visa gift cards. Relayed the numbers on the back. $1,500 gone.
“That would have paid my bills for probably three or four months,” Long said.
“I got that text Tuesday,” said her friend, Robin Phillips. “I came down. I was telling her about it. That’s when she told me what happened to her. I asked her why she didn’t call me before she done that. I would have known right…