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Identity theft scam involving Amazon impersonators taking place in Queen Anne’s County

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Posted at 3:52 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 15:52:15-04

QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY — The Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff is warning the public regarding an identity theft scam involving Amazon impersonators.

The Sheriff’s Office has become aware of individuals going door-to-door or making phone calls, and posing as Amazon representatives.

People are also receiving letters by both mail and emails, such as the one pictured below.

One example of an identity theft scam. This is NOT from Amazon.

The scammers will knock on your door or call and their main goal is to get you to pay money claiming that your Amazon account has past-due charges.

The Sheriff's Office said they will try to convince you to let them in your house or take control of your computer.

Once they have access, they may demand to see your account, ask you to transfer money to them via online applications, or push you to pay in cash.

If you suspect that a door-to-door or phone salesman is fraudulent, do not share any personal information and report it immediately to the Sheriff’s Office by calling 410-758-0770 ext. 1210 or Sheriff-Info@qac.org.