UPS, Amazon, and Netflix – Top Phishing Scams of the Week

    UPS, Amazon, and Netflix – Top Phishing Scams of the Week
    Last Updated on March 31, 2023

    We’ve found a large number of phishing scams this week, including ones relating to UPS, Amazon, and Netflix. Would you have been able to spot all the scams?  

    Impersonating trusted brands, scammers contact you using excuses like bogus security alerts or fake package notifications via text message or email — always with the goal of getting you to click on phishing links.

    They try to prompt you into completing various tasks after clicking on the links, for example, “verifying” your account or filling out an online form. For example, they send you fake delivery notifications and take you to a fake delivery tracking page:

    UPS Shipping Scam (cubicsoftlab[.]com)

    This is not the first time we’ve reported on UPS scam texts

    • Notification-#UPS-BKCR | Package #UPS-RCEHIMFI On Hold. Complete document: <URL>

    The attached phishing link will take you to a fake UPS tracking page that’s designed to record any information you submit, including your home address and credit card details. Below is an example of UPS scams:

    UPS Shipping Scams
    Sample fake UPS delivery tracking page – UPS scams (cubicsoftlab[.]com)

    With these credentials, scammers can commit crimes such as identity theft! Don’t let them!

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    Amazon Phishing Scam

    Amazon is one of the most impersonated companies, and this week we’ve detected lots of fake Amazon text messages and emails (Amazon text scam & Amazon email scam). Posing as Amazon, scammers send you fake security alerts and prompt you to take action via the attached link:

    • (Amazon : Account locked.more info <URL>~) xHPWV

    And again, the link will take you to phishing pages designed to collect your personal information. Be careful!

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    Amazon Prime Phishing Email

    Scammers also love to send out fake notifications about Amazon Prime memberships. In the scam email, scammers instruct you to click on the embedded button to update your account’s payment information:

    Spot the Scam_Amazon Prime_Phishing Email_20230310

    The button leads to a fake (but VERY convincing) Amazon login page — more reason to use Trend Micro Check! (See above)

    Fake Amazon login page

    Spot the Scam_Amazon Prime_Phishing Page_20230310

    Real Amazon login page

    Spot the Scam_Amazon Prime_REAL Site_20230310

    If you proceed to the scam site, you will eventually expose your credit card details and login credentials. Stay alert!

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    Spot the Scam_Amazon Prime_Phishing Page_Fake Verification Page_20230310

    Netflix Scam Email

    Received a Netflix email about an unusual login? Hold on for a second — it might not be legitimate!

    Spot the Scam_Netflix_Phishing Email_20230310
    Netflix scam email

    As we’ve mentioned before, these emails will take you to fake Netflix login pages that will record all your credentials.

    More Tips to Stay Safe Online  

    • Double-check the sender’s mobile number/email address.
    • Only use official websites/applications.  
    • Change your password as soon as possible if you’ve already clicked on a suspicious link. Consider using our free online Password Generator to create strong, tough-to-hack passwords.  
    • Finally, add an extra layer of protection to your devices with Trend Micro Maximum Security. Its Web Threat Protection, Ransomware Protection, Anti-phishing, and Anti-spam Protection will help you combat scams and cyberattacks. Click the button below to give it a try.  

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