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Act with caution if you receive a suspicious telephone call!

Trading Standards has warned Bedfordshire residents to be aware of a bogus Amazon Prime call. The recorded message informs you that your Amazon Prime account is due for renewal and instructs you to press “1” to renew or cancel your account.

The caller may be attempting to obtain your personal information and bank details or even request a card payment during the call. Trading Standards says that you should hang up immediately as this type of call is a scam.

Amazon Prime do not make unsolicited telephone calls to renew or cancel your account.

Please help prevent others from falling victim to this type of scam by letting your family, friends and neighbours know about this alert.

If you ever experience or suspect a scam, please report it by calling Trading Standards on 03454 04 05 06.