You would think that with how this years been going, scammers would give it a rest. Nope, that's not the case. In my opinion, they've gotten worse.

Am I the only one receiving these "Speed Camera Violations" emails right and left? The last one I received was from Connecticut, which I know is a scam, because I barely leave my house. The best one I've received, and by best, I mean the one that made me laugh the most, was addressed to Mr./Mrs. Gray. If you know me, you know I'm as single as a dollar bill and I'm not looking for change.

The newest in scams is an Amazon Prime scam. Ron Kroll spoke to the Detroit Free Press about how he was recently a victim of a phone scam. He received a phone call from "Amazon" claiming there were pending charges for $779.75. The recording told if he hadn't made those purchases, to press 1, to speak to an Amazon representative. Thankfully, he fumbled with the phone and pressed the wrong button. When he called Amazon, they assured him there were no pending charges on his account for that amount.

Here's how to avoid scammers if you receive a call like this..

"Scammers try to scare you into thinking that your bank account or credit card has somehow been compromised — and you must act immediately by handing over more personal information to fix the problem. One red flag of a scam: The robocall asks you to hit 1 or some other key to continue. The target is then asked to re-enter personal information, including bank account information."

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