Texting scam disguises itself as delivery notification from Amazon, FedEx, according to reports

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There’s a new scam to watch out for.

This time, it’s a texting scam that disguises itself as a delivery notification from companies like Amazon and FedEx, according to How to Geek.

Within the text, there will be a link that takes you to a fake Amazon page that offers you to take a “free survey.”

Then, the survey will ask for your credit card information to pay for shipping, and it will automatically sign you up to received a product each month with a charge of $98.95.

Of course, one of the easy ways to detect this scam is to note what is said in the address bar of the web page.


To read more about this scam, please click the Source link above.

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  • Ciaran
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    Thanks @kltaylor always great to get these updates. Sometimes it is difficult to identify these things especially as everybody is so busy. This is in the USA right? Has any other users had similar experiences?
    Ciaran (Admin at Fing)

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    Yes this is in the US, but feasibly could be global, so in general, just be aware that it's out there and be informed on it.

    I received something similar, but since I am who I am, I chuckled as I deleted it =)
    "There's a fine line between audacity and idiocy."
    -Warden Anastasia Luccio, Captain
    Ciaran