Nowadays, we have to be very careful not only not to get scammed by email or text message, but also to be aware of our bank accounts and our credit card purchases. I check my checking account every day at least once because I received fraudulent withdrawals from my debit card several times in the past year. I no longer use my debit card online because it is linked to my checking account. I only use a credit card if I need to log in, but I really try to avoid it.
Beware of this scam
Here is another scam to beware of and warn your friends and family. The Better Business Bureau warned of a brand new smart scam on Amazon according to fox47news.com. Many have already been exploited.
Some people have been excited and misled by a text saying, “Congratulations, you came in second” in a recent Amazon raffle. What really?
It really happened
Here is what happened to a gentleman;
I got a text message that I thought was from Amazon, telling me there was a giveaway, a raffle. I was going to get a free pair of AirPods, all I had to do was pay for the shipping, ”he said. The link pointed to a page that looked like Amazon and asked for a credit card for shipping. shipping charge, which I think was $ 6, ”he said. A few days later, he received cheap Apple AirPod knockoffs followed by a charge of $ 100. OUCH!
Be careful, the BBB is warning people after hundreds of recent complaints. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Never give out personal information over the phone or email. Also, if you win what’s called the raffle, never give out a credit or debit card number.