This WhatsApp message claiming to offer free Amazon gifts on Amazon’s 30th celebration is a scam, So Dangerous that it can result in loss of money or personal data.
Online frauds have increased in recent years and now another WhatsApp scam. This time a message is doing rounds on the messaging platform that claims to offer free Amazon gifts to users
This might look tempting to many, but in reality, it is dangerous. This is a new WhatsApp scam that is doing rounds on the platform and you shouldn’t fall for it.
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What’s the New WhatsApp scam message
This new message is being circulated on WhatsApp asks users to take a survey that claims to offer free gifts on Amazon’s 30th celebration. The message reads, “Amazon 30th anniversary celebration..free gifts for everyone
there’s a link on visiting, you can take a survey including minimum questions, that they claim has been conducted by Amazon on their 30th-anniversary celebration and you could easily win the aforementioned gadget.
The WhatsApp message includes an url that users should click to win free gifts from Amazon. On clicking the url, it takes users to the offer page and it looks shoddy, poorly made.
There’s also a timer running on the offer page that constantly alerts users to be quick at the survey without wasting much time. But you must be aware and check the website properly before participating in the survey.
Once the submit option is clicked, the page will display few gift boxes and users will need to click one of them. Once the gift is selected, then comes the real trick. Users will be then asked to share the quiz with 5 WhatsApp groups or 20 individual chats on the platform.
And as expected on gifts, nothing !
How to stay safe from such WhatsApp scams?
First of all Big companies like Amazon don’t offer any free gift via Whatsapp message and If you visit their original website, amazon.com and amazon. in you won’t find any offers as such claimed here.
Also if you look carefully at the link that is being shared in the message you’ll see the URL reads: “d5-amazon.top” or “b10-amazon.top/amazon/tb.php?_t=1616586280”,
This is a spam URL trying to impersonate which is not an authentic Amazon site. It is nothing but a scam and might result in a loss of money or theft of personal data. The original Amazon website link is https://www.amazon.in/.
The website collects user personal and professional data along with personal preferences and taste through a survey. At the end of the survey, the user is congratulated on being the winner.
However, users never get their gift price.
So Note this, here’s the list
- It is suggested to not click on such suspicious links.
- Don’t believe WhatsApp messages that claim to offer free gifts.
- Such messages often have spelling errors. Ensure to re-check all of it properly
- Check the language of the message.
So please do not share or click on the link. And under no circumstances whatsoever, share your personal information. Online privacy is as important as the real.
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