AirPods Raffle Scam is becoming more rampant than ever. It could leak your Amazon account’s financial details. Here’s what you need to do.
Some consumers complained about a new Amazon AirPods Raffle’s text message that contains a link. This might come a great deal since the message says that you will have a chance to win a free pair of the popular Apple wearable gadget. However, some security experts warned people not to click it since this raffle promo is a scam.
Right now, the new Amazon AirPods scam is just one of the malicious activities that hackers and other cyber attackers conduct to fool people, stealing their sensitive credentials and other important information. Because of the ongoing global health crisis, people are now relying on various social media platforms, apps, and gadgets to do their jobs and communicate with their friends, as well as families. Because of this, cybercriminals now find it easier to steal their sensitive data.
On the other hand, the new AirPods Raffle scam is somehow not that advanced, unlike other malicious activities that use malware or cameras to bypass your devices’ security features. This new scam is just using a plain, simple text message that contains a link.
Amazon’s AirPods Raffle scam
The Amazon consumers who received the AirPods Raffle scam said that they were congratulated since they have won a set of Apple AirPods. But, security experts said that AirPods are not the only Apple gadget used by these hackers. They confirmed that they also offer an Apple Watch and other Apple wearable gadgets.
Once a victim receives the AirPods Raffle text message, it will ask them to click the link in the message and provide their Amazon account and other sensitive details. However, this link will redirect you to a malicious website that will steal your important info possibly breach your Amazon account.
Here’s what the message contains and looks like;
“Amazon: Congratulations, you came 3rd in this week’s Amazon AirPods Raffle! Click the link to set the delivery: t**”
REMINDER: The actual link is censored so that viewers or readers will not accidentally click it.
The BBB issued a warning against the fraudulent activity. The agency said to the users: “Don’t click!” Even if the string of text in the URL is not a random set of characters, but appears to direct you to Amazon, still don’t click (or tap) on it. There is no raffle going on, and you stand to lose more than whatever it is the scammer claimed you won.”
What you need to do once you received it
If you ever received the fraudulent activity’s text message, all you have to do is follow these steps;
- Do not text back to any scam messages as scammers want to confirm if your number is active or not. So, it’s better to block them.
- The scam text messages usually contain the links of a phishing website. Like in the case of Apple’s Airpod and this was the reason that compels people to question Is Amazon Pod Raffle Scam?
- Think twice before clicking on any suspicious links.
- Don’t trust every message you receive from the company. No company sends personal text to the individual until and unless he/she choose this service on its own.