Have you received a text message that claims you still have $150 Amazon bonus Credit. See what you can buy before it expires on 03/26 ‘? Read this review to find out what you should do next.
Amazon Bonus Credit Text – Scam or Legit?
We have been receiving mails from readers, bearing screenshots of texts claiming they are among the lucky winners in a so called ”Amazon Bonus Credit”
The text goes like this-
You still have $100 Amazon Bonus Credit. See what you can buy before it expires 03/26
This might look so convincing, and make you think that your dreams are about to be realized. Hey! rejoice not, the Amazon Bonus Credit is the new scam round the block. As you can see the link does not come from Amazon.com. This is a first sign that it is a fake link.
This review is going to show you how this scam works.
Amazon Bonus Credit Scam Text- How It Works!
The email is being sent out by scammers. This is a bait to trick you into believing you have won $100 or $150 to shop from Amazon. The Amazon Bonus credit text message has a malicious link attached to it which you are expected to click in order to set your delivery. But this is where the scam begins.
The link is a malicious one and is already flagged down by some strong browsers. When you visit it, it sends a malware to your phone, which tries to steal your personal and financial information or your credit card pin.
The scammers are however not intelligent. Some of the people who received the text message have never shopped from Amazon, and have never applied for a freebie online.
When we made enquiry with Amazon, we were told they were running no such raffle prize, thus it is not legitimate.
What Should You Do If You Receive Phishing Texts Like This
No matter how convincing it sounds, you shouldn’t visit the link or links attached to such messages/mails or send your personal information.
The first thing you should do is ignore such messages, and look for reviews online about it.
Always remember that Legitimate companies do not ask their winners to send money or personal information in order to collect their prizes.
See similar Giveaway scams – Amazon Package Loyalty Reward, UKPepsi Lottery Scam, Eyeverify, Bath$Body Coupon, and many more.
- 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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I personally received the following text message from (913) 953-7813: “DAVID, you still have $130 Amazon Bonus credit: (link follows as sent) v9fcm.info/m7KBzGniju See what you can buy before it expires on 03/21 v9fcm.info/m7KBzGniju” I did click on the link but the Norton 360 program on my phone popped up stating that this is a dangerous website and advised me to go no further. Originating phone number indicates it is a Kansas City, KS number.