(CBS DETROIT) – Scammers are taking over Amazon and taking millions from Americans.

The scammers pretending to be Amazon employees have conned over $27 million from paying customers, according to the FTC.

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About 96,000 people were affected by the scams.

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The scams involve con artists offering to refund people for a supposed unauthorized purchase.

The average amount lost? About $1,000 dollars per victim.

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