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Cove Woman Details 'Amazon' Phone Scam

Martinsburg Woman Nearly Lost $15,000; Banker Alerted Her

A retired Martinsburg woman nearly got scammed out of $15,000 and she is telling her story to the Herald to raise awareness.

Margaret “Peggy” Steinfurth, a retired librarian, said that she took a call on her cell phone on the afternoon of Friday, June 10. The male caller said that he was calling from the company Amazon and that their had been a “questionable purchase” on her Amazon account.

Steinfurth said that she didn’t suspect anything because she frequently buys items from Amazon. She was told that someone had ordered a computer and a computer-related device using her Amazon account.

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