WhatsApp has been a favorite place for scammers for a very long time and it continues to be so. This time scammers are trying to fake messages from Amazon for free gifts.
This might look like a very good offer to many but in fact it is very dangerous and risky. If you click on any of these links or fill the form there is a good chance that you might lose your data (personal information) or money.
WhatsApp scam message as Amazon
The message 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.”
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.
The page asks users to answer four questions related to “improving the quality of service”. Some of the questions include: what’s your age, what’s your gender, and how do you rate Amazon’s service. Additionally, the website also asks users if they are Android or iPhone users.
Once you will submit that form, which you shouldn’t, you will be asked to share the quiz with 5 WhatsApp groups or 20 individual chats on the platform.
Once you will be done with sharing that scam message in groups, you will be left disappointed and with no gifts whatsoever.