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2023 Author: Donald Evans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 05:03
Watch out for a new email from Amazon that is reaching many users of the online store. One of the most recognized security blogs in the world warns us that an email is being distributed with a missing Amazon survey, which gives us the opportunity to earn about 10 pounds if we enter all our personal informationOf course this is just a scam, which will use our data for bad purposes or to bombard us with advertising.
Scams are becoming more elaborate and new technologies allow more users to spread this type of false promotions. Sometimes these types of scams are so detailed that it is difficult to distinguish them from a normal email, so we have to be very careful when buying online or entering some of our personal data on unsafe websites.
Take a survey for Amazon and win £10: a scam
This email reaches us with a subject line in which it textually indicates: "ID: 569369943" and claims to be a representative of the online store to offer you a promotion that only a few have access to. Also, if we check the origin a little better, we see that the domain from which it is sent to us has nothing to do with the company
The only thing they ask us to earn 10 pounds is to complete a survey for Amazon, with the aim of making quick money and that our Feedback is vitally important to improve service and future customer experiences. Everything a complete lie
Of course, to complete this survey correctly we are asked for some vital information, such as our full name, address, numbers telephone number and even the data of our credit cards and bank account. The scam is so shameless that it not only stops there, but also asks us for the security question of our account.
Unfortunately, this type of fraud reaches a large number of consumers, who with the intention of seeing how they can save a little on their online purchases, they suffer a big problem when giving this data to malicious people.
The recommendation is clear: never enter bank details on insecure web pages, always try to check that the stores where we buy are HTTPs and search before using any new store reference of other buyers. It seems incredible, but with only this last we gain 50% more security.
Did you get the fake Amazon survey email?