You may have received an email or text message from Jeffrey Preston Bezos, CEO and president Amazon.com, informing you that your email had won $2.5 million. Don’t fall for it! It’s a scam. This article will explain how the scam works and how you can avoid becoming a victim.
Scam by Jeffrey Preston Bezos
25-10-2022 (Part-04) | Scammer Site…
Scammers have been impersonating Jeff Bezos (American founder of Amazon) since 2021. Scammers send scammers emails or text messages to victims claiming they have won some money for their email addresses.
This is how the email looks.
These look very convincing and may make you believe you are lucky. This is a scam. We were provided with a phone number to call when we sent an email to the address. This is where the scam begins.
They asked for money to be sent, claiming it was for taxes, processing fees, delivery fees or other fees. It was funny that they wanted it to be in Bitcoin!
What happens when you make bitcoin transactions? It’s untraceable. It’s impossible to track the person on the other end and file a complaint. This is why fraudsters always choose bitcoin.
These scammers pretend to be Cristy Davy, Daniel Bellefuile and others. Legitimate charities do not require winners to send cash or personal information to receive their prizes.
How to Avoid being a victim of scams
Emails and text messages are popular tools for scammers. You should take security precautions when using social media platforms such as Facebook.
These are the basics to help you keep your personal information safe and secure.
- Any messages, voice mails, or emails that sound too good to be true should be ignored
- Check online for evidence or reports backing suspicious calls or texts
- Never click on links from unknown senders. This applies to links in email and text messages.
- Report the call.
- You should be wary of messages that claim your account is in danger. Although they may appear legitimately to be from a company with which you do business, there are often typos in the messages.
- Never share your passwords, crypto wallet keys or any other sensitive information. This is true online and over the phone.