agent k of the dork brigade (dutchtulips) wrote in thequestionclub,
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legit call or scam attempt?

Something kind of weird happened tonight, felt like I could use another opinion on.

I got a phone call earlier this evening, my dad handed me the phone, and as soon as I answered, a woman's voice started speaking to me. She was talking very quickly to me, but I picked up on her telling me about my Amazon account and I think she said there was a -$800 balance and asked me something to the effect of if I wanted to/was able to get it settled on the line with her. I told her, "I don't know what you're talking about, I don't have any accounts." My dad heard me and took the phone back - I think he was afraid of me giving out any personal information over the phone, not that I was going to - and then hung up a few moments later. They didn't call back.

I don't have any account with the site, I don't even have any credit cards, so I figured it was probably a scam. Especially because I've read that scams usually go that way - they speak to you rapidly to confuse you and then want to have you pay over the phone. But an Amazon office came up on the caller ID - maybe it was legit? - so I started getting a little paranoid about identity theft or something. But I haven't gotten a single unpaid bill or any of those telltale signs in the mail, either. Since I'm not currently employed, I don't have any open accounts anywhere. So I'm mostly just confused. Should I be worried, or what?
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