If you get the Amazon Survey Text Message such as “Amazon 2020 resolutions: 1) not to be greedy 2) care more about the customers. So, you’ll get $130 freebie for a survey [link removed]” and so on, then you must know that is a fraud message, not the genuine one.
There is no such $130 freebie for a survey or any other similar kinds of prizes organized by Amazon company over a text message which proves the message claiming you can get $130 freebie for completing a survey is a bogus, a complete fake message, not the legit one. If you don’t believe us, then you can confirm it by contacting the support team of Amazon who will say the same thing.
Amazon Text Message to get $130 Freebie a Survey is just one example of this kind of phishing messages. These scammers can come up with a new way to scam people. So, you should never believe any such message which claims you have won a big amount of money or prizes from some reputed companies.
We understand that when people see they have won a big amount of money, they just get excited and want to stay in the dream world. But, we want you to come into reality and contact the respective company to confirm either that message is really from that company or not. For example, you can contact Amazon to confirm either Free $130 for Amazon Survey is real or not.
Anyway, now you know that these text messages are scams, so let’s find out what is the motive behind these messages.
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What is the motive behind these scam messages?
The main motive of these cybercriminals is to get your personal information as well as to steal your money by tricking you. They can make money by selling your personal information like email address, ID details, financial details and so on to the third parties and make money from that. That’s why they always ask you to send your personal details in those messages or click some link from where they can hack your those personal information.
Never provide your credit card information to these kinds of cybercriminals. Once cybercriminals find your credit card details, they will charge your credit card randomly without your consent until your credit card runs out of money. So, if you have already provided your credit card information mistakenly to any of these cybercriminals, we suggest you immediately contact your bank or credit card company and tell them to cancel your credit card and provide you the new one.
These kinds of messages may also contain some files attached to them or links to click there. Never ever download such files from such messages because those may contain some spyware, malware or virus which can harm your device or even can hack your device to get your personal information. Also, never click any link provided in such messages because when you click such links and visit some websites, then such websites also may contain some spyware or malware or viruses that can harm your device.
These cybercriminals will also try to steal the money from potential victims by asking them to send some money to pay some fees to get those gifts and prizes. However, if you send them your money, they will just vanish with your money. So, never ever send any money to them. Real companies will never ask you to send any money to pay some fees or tax to get the gifts, prizes or winning amounts. Instead, they will cut the necessary fees just from your winning amount and send you the remaining balance. So, all companies which ask you to pay money first to send you some gifts or prizes or winning amounts are scams.
Actually, you should not follow any instructions provided in such scam messages. Instead, you should just delete them. If you get confused either such message is a scam or from a real company, then you should directly contact the main company or visit the official website of the main company and login there to check the details but never visit any website by clicking the link provided on such messages.
Now you know about the fake “Amazon $130 Freebie for a Survey” text messages. So, if you want to make your friends and families aware of these kinds of scams, then please feel free to share this post with them through your social media accounts:-
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