On WhatsApp, the most recent message circulating claims to offer cellphones in exchange for a poll. The message includes a link and the Amazon logo. The message has only the link preview for the Amazon 30th anniversary celebration and no text.
Cybercriminals now enjoy snooping through WhatsApp forwards as a favorite task. They know just how to make the message seem plausible and entice unsuspecting people to click on the offered links. It frequently begins with a statement designed to get recipients to click the link
and then send it to their contracts. While some users disregard the warnings, others carefully adhere to the advice given in the message. On WhatsApp, the most recent message circulating claims to offer cellphones in exchange for a poll.
According to the latest false message, circulated widely on WhatsApp, Amazon is giving away free gift cards to customers in honor of its 30th anniversary. The message includes a link and the Amazon logo. The message has only the link preview for the Amazon 30th anniversary celebration and no text.
Most consumers will click the link assuming it is from Amazon because the message seems so authentic. However, if you click on the link, you will be routed to an unsafe website with the URL govspourt(dot)buzz rather than the Amazon website. Now, anyone who is even
remotely familiar with the appearance of the Amazon website will be able to tell that the website does not belong to Amazon. However, since the false website is a carbon copy of the real Amazon website, many people would not even notice the small change.
- A link has gone viral which shows an Amazon website telling people that they have a chance to win Huawei Mate 40 Pro for free.
- Through this, cybercriminals could be looking for your personal details.
- They can use the data to either call and defraud you or for identity theft
Hi Readers!! A fake WhatsApp message has been reportedly doing the rounds, promising to offer a free smartphone in return for a survey form. A link has gone viral which shows an Amazon-like page telling people that they have a chance to win Huawei Mate 40 Pro for free.
The message looks so realistic that most users will end up clicking on the link, thinking the message is from Amazon. However, when you click on the link you will not be taken to the Amazon website, it will take you to an unsecured website with a URL govspourt(dot)buzz.
The survey asks a few basic questions along with your address. It then asks you to share the link in WhatsApp groups and download a particular application to receive the gift. However, nothing happens when you complete the whole process. You never receive any gift. Because this is just a fake link to steal your personal information.
A congratulations message can be seen on the bogus website. It claims that you have been selected to take part in a minute-long survey being performed by Amazon, after which you will receive a brand-new Huawei Mate 40 Pro worth Rs 68,900 absolutely free. There are a few
guidelines for survey participants listed on the website as well. “Enter your address and download the app,” “the goods will be delivered within 5-7 days,” and “inform 5 groups or 20 friends about the Adidas campaign” are among the requests made by customers. Accepting the
terms will result in you sending the harmful link to 20 other people and giving criminals access to your personal information.
How to Know whether a Link is Fake or not?
Undoubtedly, a lot of people won’t be able to tell if it is a real Amazon website or a phony one.
The simplest method to be sure is to see if Amazon is listed as the main URL of the link. This particular link is false because the primary URL does not have Amazon written in it.
Never click on any links that are referenced in forwarded emails. It might be a ruse. Even malware can be installed on your computer or phone using this method by hackers. If you get a message from an obfuscated number, report it to WhatsApp as a fraud and block it.