Amazon Survey Scam Congratulations You Are the Winner of a Coupon

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.

Amazon Survey Scam Congratulations You Are the Winner of a Coupon

The Fake Amazon Email Message

Subject: Congratulations! You Are The Winner of a Discount Coupon !

From: no-replay
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:04:48 -0500

Your | Today's Deals | See All Departments

Winner ID: 1150671726856
Winner Number: 87/100

You Are The Winner of a Discount Coupon For 90% !

Dear customer,

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 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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March 15, 2018 at 8:38 AM by
Amazon Survey Scam Congratulations You Are the Winner of a Coupon
an anonymous user from: Montgomery, Alabama, United States

How do I keep this SCAM from continually popping up when I try to SEARCH


March 15, 2018 at 8:52 AM by
Amazon Survey Scam Congratulations You Are the Winner of a Coupon

Your mobile device may have gotten infected with a malicious app. Try removing unknown or unwanted apps.


May 1, 2017 at 1:06 PM by
Amazon Survey Scam Congratulations You Are the Winner of a Coupon
an anonymous user from: Buffalo, New York, United States

I just received an email like this. It had Amazon's name on this and asked me to take a survey of how my experience with amazon was. It was only a 4 question survey. Then it said I won a prize. Just pick which one. I picked an item and it asked me for a 5.00 shipping charge. I gave it. Then the screen just timed out.

I called Amazon and they stated it wasn't them. I called my credit card agency and they stated the only charge to my card so far was the 4.96 shipping charge. I hope I didn't compromise my card! I asked amazon why there was no "warning" of this on their site if they are investigating it. They couldn't answer the question.


February 28, 2018 at 12:11 PM by
Amazon Survey Scam Congratulations You Are the Winner of a Coupon
an anonymous user from: Ludlow, Kentucky, United States

Same here and the $5.99 shipping charge was $49.95 and my card had to be disabled due to fraud.

Amazons solution was to change my Amazon password which didn't help my $50 out of pocket. Very accurate Amazon logo throughout the survey. No more surveys or feedback from me! I was never asked for a password.


January 3, 2018 at 12:43 PM by
Amazon Survey Scam Congratulations You Are the Winner of a Coupon
an anonymous user from: Garland, Texas, United States

they got me too! I gave in... read the reviews sounded legit! paid the shipping got the product.. and this morning I checked my emails and they charged my card TWICE! $200 Now trying to get it all fixed! IM SO MAD AND SO STUPID


September 24, 2015 at 12:45 PM by
Amazon Survey Scam Congratulations You Are the Winner of a Coupon
an anonymous user from: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Yep. Straight scam. I knew it too. Lol gggrrrr. I was just bored & decided to try it. Saw a post in a work at home/make money online group on Facebook saying you can make $100 a day with a new eBook & all you had to do was pick one of 5 offers to complete. I chose this "close5" app. Because it was free. After download nothing. I messaged the dirty marketer on Facebook who posted it & she hasn't responded back. Her fake Facebook name/profile just like I thought is Sonia G. D*******n. You cannot friend her. Can only follow her. I also sent email that was on the bottom of the "" in the "dcma abuse" button & simply asked just like I asked & basically told this Sonia if they are just scammers getting paid for people completing offers /downloading apps. The email is "" I'm sure I won't hear back from them.

I don't know how the scammers do it but its bullsh*t & its getting old. It makes it real hard for honest, legit marketers like myself to actually succeed with any program because thousands of people get scammed by these lowlife scumbags & yet google allows them time after time to get away with it. Makes no sense at all.

I hope a lot of people see this.


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Amazon Survey Scam Congratulations You Are the Winner of a Coupon