By Ryan Fahey For Mailonline
Published: 18:30 GMT, 14 February 2020 | Updated: 18:42 GMT, 14 February 2020
A major fraud scam involving claims to be from Amazon Prime was exposed by detectives today who warned the public that the conmen were operating country-wide with one victim losing all their life savings.
Police believe that the telephone scam has already netted the unknown gang more than £1 million.
Several of the latest victims to be contacted claiming that they have been duped into paying an Amazon Prime subscription live in Bedfordshire and today police in the county issued an urgent warning to the public.
A 2019 file photo shows a picture of one of Amazon's German distribution centres. According to police, Bedfordshire residents are being duped by a scam which masks itself behind cancelling a subscription to Amazon Prime
A spokesman for Bedfordshire Police said: 'We are issuing a fraud warning after a number of Bedfordshire residents fell victim to a scam, with one losing their entire life savings.
'Action Fraud has reported that the scam was first reported in October 2019 and since has cost the victims more than £1 million.
'The scam is carried out by phone call, with the victim receiving an automated phone message that they have been charged for an Amazon Prime subscription. They are subsequently instructed to 'press 1' to cancel the transaction. When they do this, they