Have you received a text that claims you have 1 free spin for a chance to win exclusive prize in Amazon 30th anniversary celebration? Read this review to find out what you should do next.
Amazon 30th Anniversary Free Gift- Scam or Legit?
We have been receiving mails from readers, bearing screenshots of notifications claiming they are among the lucky winners in a so called ”Amazon 3Oth Anniversary Spin and Win”
The text goes like this-
Amazon 30th anniverday celebration!
We give our members 1 free spin for a chance to win exlcusive prized
This might look so convincing, and make you think that your dreams are about to be realized. Hey! rejoice not, the Amazon 30th Anniversary Scam is the new scam round the block. As you can see the link does not come from spar.com. This is a first sign that it is a fake link.
This review is going to show you how this scam works.
Amazon 30th Anniversary Scam- How It Works!
The free spin and win is being sent out by scammers. This is a bait to trick you into believing you have won money from Amazon. The Amazon Anniversary post has a malicious link attached to it which you are expected to click in order to claim your prize. But this is where the scam begins.
The link is a malicious one and is already flagged down by some strong browsers. When you visit it, it sends a malware to your phone, which tries to steal your personal and financial information or your credit card pin.
The scammers are however not intelligent. Amazon is currently 26 years old, it was founded July 5, 1994.
When we made enquiry with Amazon, we were told the 30th Anniversary Free Gift is fake and not from them.
What Should You Do If You Receive Phishing Texts Like This
No matter how convincing it sounds, you shouldn’t visit the link or links attached to such messages/mails or send your personal information.
The first thing you should do is ignore such messages, and look for reviews online about it.
Always remember that Legitimate companies do not ask their winners to send money or personal information in order to collect their prizes.
- Wendy is a fraud fighter whose contents mainly target online scams. Her investigations have appeared on Itisreviewed,and elsewhere. She spends her free time reading novels, binging on Netflix, and listening to hip-hop.
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