Fake Amazon Email Offering Money for Survey
04 Jun, 2016
Cybercriminals are sending out fake Amazon emails asking the victims to log in and deliver up their personal info.
“As a valued customer we would like to present you with an opportunity to make a quick buck,” says the email, decked out with the Amazon logo and using a similar color scheme. “We are offering £10 each to a selected number of customers in exchange for completing a quick survey relating to our service. Your opinions and thoughts are vital in order for us to provide the best possible service. Please press the link below to get started.” Those who fall for the scam will be taken to a compromised web page that has been made to look like Amazon’s login page. Once the victim logs in, they are then taken to another login page where they are asked to enter their full payment information, including address, phone number, credit card details, sort code/bank account number, and the security question. Malwarebytes’ Chris Boyd states that the site has since been taken down, but expect them to resurface with a new site. He is cautioning users to always check for the green padlock in the URL bar anytime you’re asked to login or submit potentially sensitive data, and if there isn’t one, do not do it.