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Amazon Black Friday Winner Text Message Scam

Black Friday is almost here and scammers have started sending out phishing text messages to potential victims in order to take advantage of this big annual shopping event. Therefore, online shoppers are asked to beware of fake text messages like the ones below, which are an attempt by scammers to steal their online account credentials, personal and financial information. The text message scams will claim potential victims have won iPhones, Macbooks, gift cards, and vouchers.

Amazon Black Friday Winner Text Message Scam
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Amazon Black Friday Winner Text Message Scams

"You have it! You won an iPhone 11 Pro!" the page says after you play the game. Then it tells you "Click on 'OK' to visit our sponsors page" and "Enter your address and pay $1 shipping to get your iPhone 11 Pro."

"You have won on Amazon Prime Day. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement. You have won a MacBook Pro. Click here to collect your reward: www.cxzhj.info/azIHqxTVoj."

How Protect Yourself this Black Friday

  • Amazon will never ask for your personal information, or ask you to make a payment outside of our website (e.g. via bank transfer, e-mailing credit card details, etc.) and will never ask for remote access to your device e.g. by asking you to install an app.
  • Amazon will never ask for personal information to be supplied by e-mail.
  • Amazon will never request to update payment information that is not linked to an Amazon order you placed or an Amazon service you subscribed to.
  • Amazon will never ask for payment or offer you a refund you do not expect.
  • Amazon will never ask you to make a payment outside of our website (e.g. via bank transfer, e-mailing credit card details, sharing gift card details over the phone, etc.)
  • Amazon will never ask you for remote access to your device e.g. by asking you to install an app.
  • Scam texts will often say there is a problem with your account, ask you for sensitive information like passwords, or state that you are owed a refund.
  • Amazon will never ask for your password or personal information by text Message.
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  • December 1, 2020 at 3:39 PM by an anonymous user from: Bristol, England, United Kingdom

    I have received an email saying I have won a smartphone in the amazon lottery in the black Friday give away, can't find anything saying its a scam but I'm sure it must be?

  • November 9, 2020 at 1:24 AM by an anonymous user from: Mid Shooks Run, Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

    I received this: Amazon's Black Friday Winner is Kismet. Fill in the survey and you will receive this $500 Amazon giftcard instantly: hxxp://nmjuy.info/w90i2ugbUG

    Check out the last three symbols in the url link!

  • November 8, 2020 at 12:09 PM by an anonymous user from: Central Beaverton, Beaverton, Oregon, United States

    I just received a text msg alerting me that I won a $500 Amazon gift card and to click on the link to collect.

    I did not!

    • November 8, 2020 at 1:10 PM by an anonymous user from: Central Business District, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

      I just received that text a few minutes ago except mine was for a $500 voucher.

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