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Popular Online Shopping Platforms a Scam Target

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Police have noticed a spike in remote access scams this month involving online shopping platforms eBay and Amazon.

The scam involves unsuspecting victims receiving calls out of the blue and being requested to download software onto their phone or computers to resolve account hacking issues.

This type of scam is not new, but scammers are moving away from misrepresenting telecommunications companies towards major online shopping platforms.

South Australia Police recommend that locals do not download software or apps that they are not familiar with, and particularly never at the direction of someone over the phone.

If you receive a call and cannot be certain who you are speaking to, hang up the phone and make contact with the organisation on a known, reputable number or alternate contact method such as an email address from their website.

For further information on scams affecting South Australians, please visit www.police.sa.gov.au/scams






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