Just like you, I received a text that said I won an ipad Pro and I had to give a credit card to pay $4.95 in shipping. There was a time clock ticking to get the prize before time ran out.
The text message claims I’ve limited time to claim my prize, and as such, I should hasten and make the payment.
If like me, you’re curious or tempted, or think fate has answered your utmost wish, please don’t follow the instructions.
Why? I’ve experienced a handful of similar mails like Jayco, KFC, Whole Foods, Costco, and in the end they all turned out be scam.
How To Detect Phishing Scam
Often times you’ll receive similar mails or messages claiming that you have won one item or the other.
So how do you know which is scam or legit?
By remembering this- Whenever you are asked to send money in order to receive a prize, it is usually a scam.
Whether is as low as 2$ or called ‘Shipping fee’, it is all a scam!
This motto has been helping me, and I hope it helps you too!
What Should You Do If You Receive Messages Like This
No matter how convincing it make sound, we advise you not to call the number or click the link, or attempt to send a message to the number. This is because once you do so, they would find a way to convince you to send money or your personal information.
If you were tricked by the scam, please contact your bank for help.
Don’t forget to forward suspicious, malicious, or phishing email messages to us Here. Also, you can report scams, untrustworthy websites and tell us why you consider the websites fraudulent.
- 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 received a text message saying I won a PlayStation 4 all I had to do was pay the five something shipping and handling I thought it was legit because I had been entering contests course I paid the five shipping and that was six months ago and I have yet to receive an PlayStation 4