Amazon refund scam warning as hackers steal $60,000 from couple’s savings account by pretending to be employees

AMAZON shoppers are being warned of a refund scam that sees hackers pretend to be employees.

The warning comes after an elderly couple from Louisiana reportedly lost $60,000 of savings from their bank account via an internet fraudster.  

According to Crowley Police Chief Jimmy Broussard, the pair were contacted online by an alleged Amazon agent – who claimed that they had been hacked.

An Amazon scam has conned a couple out of $60,000

“The hacker was able to hack into their bank account, take the 60 thousand out of their savings and put it into their checking,” he explained. They were not aware of it until the second time, and they contacted their bank. The hacker reportedly claimed to send the wrong amount of money, causing the couple to send money to the agent through the mail. The individual then pleaded with the vulnerable couple that he would be fired if the so-called mistake was not rectified – adding that they deposit the cash immediately.

To conclude they were then issued with a fake arrest warrant from Louisiana State Police via email – which accused them of money laundering.

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