Amazon seems to be a popular choice for scammers, who have launched a new survey scam using the online retailer’s name.
Amazon Gift Card Offer Spam Message:
One Free Amazon.com Gift Card (limited time only)
Amazon is currently giving away gift cards to all facebook users. Click here to get one! http://www…
This amazon scam offers a “free” $500 Amazon.com gift card to anyone that’s willing to share the message with their friends and post a comment on the page to help the scammer build credibility for the offer.
Of course, scammers are never satisfied with a simple share & comment!
Once you’re done entering your information, you’re forwarded to another scam page wanting more information.
The cybercriminals behind this amazon gift card scam don’t benefit profit from their little setup until you complete 13 “reward offers” and convince three friends to repeat your mistakes. Don’t do it!
Don’t forget to read the fine print. According to the terms & conditions that make up for about a third of the page,
“Completion of reward offers most often requires a purchase or filing a credit application and being accepted for a financial product such as a credit card or consumer loan. “
“Failure to submit accurate registration information will result in loss of eligibility.”
How to deal with the $500 Amazon Gift Card Scam
If you’ve shared this scam:
#1 Remove the link from your Facebook wall by clicking the ‘x’ in the top right corner.
#2 Remove the history of your comment on the scam page from your Facebook wall.
#3 Warn your Facebook friends & family not to share this scam or complete any of the “reward offers” associated with it.
#4 Share this post on social media to get the word out!
If you catch one of your Facebook friends sharing this scam amazon gift card scam:
Let them know that it’s a scam and recommend that they follow the steps outlined above. Don’t be fooled. If it sounds too good to be true, don’t fall for the scam.
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