Spam and Survey Scam - "Shop - Your One Thousand Dollar Amazon Gift Card is Now Available?"
December 9, 2014
The email message below: "Shop: Your One Thousand Dollar Amazon Gift Card is Now Available?," is a fake and was designed to trick the recipients into taking part in surveys and redirecting them to online advertisements (spam), by claiming that their One Thousand Dollar Amazon gift card is available and they need to click on the link within the email message to claim.
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The Spam and Survey Scam Email Message
Shop: Your One Thousand Dollar Amazon Gift Card is Now Available
Subject: Shop: Your One Thousand Dollar Amazon Gift Card is Now Available
From: $1k to Spend ($1ktoSpend @holidayonek.us)
Attention Amazon Shoppers:
Claim your holiday bonus credit and get your shopping done online today. Simply go here to take advantage of seasonal savings with our special gift card offer. Theres no better way to buy holiday gifts! Simply have them delivered to your door and SAVE MONEY. Do some shopping on us!
Click Here to get started and follow these steps!
1) Select Amazon
2) Enter your Details
3) Enjoy Great Savings
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The link in the email message will take you to a website and ask you to take part in surveys, which the scammers behind them will get paid for.
Below is a survey that you may be asked to take part in.
Dear Chrome user,
You are today’s lucky visitor for: December 9, 2014
Please complete this short survey and to say “Thank You” we’ll give you a chance to win HD Streaming Movies®!
Although this email message is considered spam, it may take some persons to a malicious website, which will attempt to infect their computers with a virus, Trojan horse or some other malware.
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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