[Scam Alert] rediroff.ru Is Actually an Amazon Christmas Giveaway Scam

    Amazon giveaway scam

    Did you receive a random link rediroff[.]ru via WhatsApp? Don’t click on it!

    We’ve seen Amazon anniversary scams and giveaway scams before, and now a new Christmas version has been circulating via WhatsApp:

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    Source: Twitter

    The link is a phishing link, leading to a fake Amazon survey page. After you fill it out, you are asked to share the link to your WhatsApp contacts and submit personal information. (Don’t do it!) Scammers will then record the credentials and use them for identity thefts!

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    Source: Twitter

    How to protect yourself

    • Free gifts or prizes are always a major red flag.
    • NEVER click links or attachments from unknown sources. Use Trend Micro Check to combat scams with ease! (It’s 100% FREE).
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    Trend Micro Check is an all-in-one browser extension for detecting scams, phishing attacks, malware, and dangerous links – and it’s FREE!

    After you’ve pinned Trend Micro Check, it will block dangerous sites automatically! It is now available on Safari, Google Chrome, and Microsoft Edge.

    Check out this page for more information on Trend Micro Check.

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