HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- Scam messages have been popping up everywhere, in both text messages and phone calls. This particular scam claims that an Amazon order for more than $900 was charged to an account. WENY'S Morrissey Walsh went along with the scam to get an inside look.

“Thank you for calling Amazon, this is Jason, how can I help you?” said the scammer over the phone. 

She called with made-up information. She used a fake name and birthday, and said she banked with Wells Fargo. 

“Alright miss, as I can see up over here, there is a charge for $988 for buying a Canon Camera. So, did you make that purchase? May I know, do you ever use any public Wi-Fi or local Wi-Fi?" said the scammer.

 After a couple questions about her personal information, this happened. 

"So what we have to do, we have to disable these hackers, and then we have to decline the purchase. So fist we have to send a report to the FTC department, and then to the bank to not approve the payment,” said the scammer.

After even more questions about typical bank info, including pets, birthplace and more, he tried to get Morrissey to read a portion of a Wikipedia paragraph out loud. 

“Tiny Banker Trojan, also called Tinba, is a malware program that targets financial institution websites. It is a modified form of an older form of viruses known as Banker Trojans, yet it is much smaller in size and more powerful. It works by establishing man-in-the-browser attacks and network sniffing,” read the scammer. 

The phone call pretty much ended after that. The scammer said "the bank" would call Morrissey back, but never did. 

The best tips to avoid scams like these are to be aware, and don't give any of your personal information away to anyone who is not a trusted source. Amazon or any major banks will not send a message like this if there is fraud on your account.  If there are any doubts if something is real, don't be afraid to call Amazon or the bank directly.