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Beware of "Amazon Spin the Lucky Wheel" Facebook Like-Farming Scam

2018-10-14T23:58:20  +
Beware of "Amazon Spin the Lucky Wheel" Facebook Like-Farming Scam

The "Spin the Lucky Wheel" promotion or contest located at website: "amzon.best-offers .gq," which claims that members get one free spin for a chance to win exclusive prizes at Amazon, is a Facebook Like-Farming or Like-Harvesting scam. The scam gathers together potential victims by tricking them into sharing or liking the scam, by claiming potential victims need to do so in order to claim their prizes. But, sharing the scam will only help to spread it to other Facebook and Whatsapp users.

The following message is used as bait to trick potential victims into visiting the fraudulent website: www.amzon.best-offers .gq:

“Look Amzon.best-offers .gq”

Once the potential victims are taken to the fraudulent website, they will be shown the following message:

Amazon Black Friday Offer Spin The Lucky Wheel

Amazon Spin the Lucky Wheel

Black Friday Offer

Spin The Lucky Wheel!

Only this Tuesday we give our members 1 free spin for a chance to win exclusive prizes!

Clicking the “OK” will display the following message:

Spin The Lucky Wheel!
Only this Tuesday we give our members 1 free spin for a chance to win exclusive prizes!

Once potential victims play the game or spin the wheel, the following message or something similar will be displayed:

Congratulations!

Your prize: Apple iPhone 7(Black, 32GB).

Please follow the instructions to win your prize!

The website will then ask potential victims to like and share the scam. But, sharing the scam will only help to spread it to other Facebook users. Facebook users who have already shared the scam, should unshare it. Click here for instructions on how to unshare, by removing things already posted or shared on Facebook.

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  • Posted: Oct 14, 2018 at 11:50 PM by info

    The scammers or theives are using these websites:

    xxexi.com
    xxxv.xxexi.com

    delete


  • Posted: Oct 1, 2018 at 3:48 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

    Had the wheel pop up and pressed the x at top was on Facebook but said it was from amazon.

    delete


  • Posted: Aug 12, 2018 at 9:04 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Lagos, Nigeria

    I had given my email address to them after been redirected to bet9ja

    delete


  • Posted: Jul 27, 2018 at 2:54 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom

    Omg 😲 I've just taken screenshots of this thank u so much.
    All my friends have shared this to me and on big groups but I have shown them this and hope they will stop ✋
    Unbelievable is what some people do and trick people.

    Thank u for this

    delete


  • Posted: May 12, 2018 at 10:41 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Chanditala, West Bengal, India

    😍 *See this now* hxxp://xxxu.xxens.com
    They say its a spam ... I also tired and now I'm in trouble can someone please help me. I shared my account number. I don't know what to do ...

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 20, 2018 at 7:35 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Lexington, North Carolina, United States

    Today I rec'd a pop-up while on Google that had the Amazon logo with the shopping cart on my phone but it had no way to X out. It asked you to spin the wheel and it said that I won $1000 gift card and had five minutes to claim it. I then was able to close it and looked and found a similar story about it but it involves FB.

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 22, 2017 at 5:37 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Ukiah, California, United States

    This now comes up on Android systems (Samsung Galaxy Prime) - site listing "secure.rewardforyou.onl"
    Popped up through a MobilityWare free game program (Spider Solitaire)

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 26, 2017 at 9:07 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Portland, Oregon, United States

    That's really good to know!!

    delete


  • Posted: Feb 26, 2017 at 8:42 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Mbabane, Hhohho District, Swaziland

    Wish I already did the game ,what my I do now,because I did not know it a scam

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 26, 2017 at 9:09 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Portland, Oregon, United States

      I almost did it once it said I won a "free phone"!

      delete


    • Posted: Feb 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM by info

      Just be careful next time because the scammers will contact you and attempt to trick you into sending them money, personal and financial information.

      delete


  • Posted: Dec 30, 2016 at 7:55 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

    I won iphone, but I havent got it.

    delete


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