Amazon Survey Scam - "Congratulations! You Are the Winner of a Discount Coupon"
December 17, 2014
The email below with the subject: "Congratulations! You Are the Winner of a Discount Coupon" is a survey scam and was not sent by Amazon. The Amazon survey scam was designed to trick the recipients into taking part in surveys, redirecting them to online advertisements (spam) and malicious websites, by claiming that they are a winner of an Amazon discount coupon.
Please continue reading below.
The Fake Amazon Email Message
Subject: Congratulations! You Are The Winner of a Discount Coupon !
From: no-replay @amazon.com
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:04:48 -0500
Your Amazon.com | Today's Deals | See All Departments
Winner ID: 1150671726856
Winner Number: 87/100
You Are The Winner of a Discount Coupon For 90% !
This is a random selection from Amazon on the occasion of christmas 2014 we selected more than one million customers in first step then we have chosen just ten thousand other customers also randomly to be winner of discount coupon for 90%.in order to download your coupon code, you have to complete a short survey.
If You Don't know How to Complete it, Read the Instructions:
1. Click in the button below.
2. Click DOWNLOAD NOW! and you will see a list of the surveys.
3. Choose one of the surveys from the list and click on it.
4. Enter required information and submit it.
5. Wait couple of seconds and your download will start.
- The link of the Promo code will expire within 24 hours.
- The coupon can be used until 25 december 2014.
- You must enter your real information to confirm you are not a robot.
The link or button in the email message will take you to one of the following fake and malicious or compromised websites asking you to complete surveys, if you click on it.
The scammers behind the surveys will get paid for each completed survey, and you on the other hand will not receive anything. And, the last thing you want to do is to make the scammers rich.
Please be careful online when you asked to take part in surveys, because scammers are targeting people who are desperately looking to earn some extra cash this holiday season.
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