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Warning over Amazon scam ahead of Black Friday after woman lost 20K to email fraudster pretending to be from retailer

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SHOPPERS have been warned about an Amazon scam ahead of Black Friday after a woman was scammed out of £20,000.

Floridian’s ordeal began when she received an email she believed was from Amazon regarding an item she did not purchase.

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People are being warned of fraudsters ahead of Black FridayCredit: Getty

Police said she clicked a link and called someone who agreed to put the money back into her account. 

The fraudster was then able to access her computer and said he accidentally deposited cash into her account. 

His victim agreed to return the money in cash and mailed $20,000 by UPS to an unknown location. 

Naples Police Department Lt. Bryan McGinn said the scammers probably rushed the victim to give them the money.

He said: “Which is exactly what fraudsters want you to do – not think and just do it.

“A legitimate business is never going to call you and say you’ve got to take care of this right now. You have to do it by this means of payment….

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