I wanted to alert you to a little Amazon scam that popped up on my phone a couple of days ago. They’ve done a pretty good job of mimicking Amazon’s actual look, but this is definitely a scam delivered via a pop-up ad. Here’s what it looks like:
The ad promises that you can choose between a $1000 gift card, an iPhone, or a Galaxy phone if you take a ridiculously simple quiz. It also warns you that time is of the essence and you must take the quiz right this minute to win.
It even features “reviews” from winners.
Sound too good to be true? That’s because it’s a big, fat scam. Tapping on the answer to the quiz will likely take you right to a malicious site that will dump all manner of malware onto your phone. Don’t fall for it! Your phone is just a vulnerable to scams as your PC. Be vigilant.