The attractive Amazon offer was recently aired on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, and on messaging services such as WhatsApp and Telegram. The offer comes from the e-commerce platform Amazon, which claims to offer free gifts to 100 random customers on the occasion of its 30th anniversary. Amazon Link asks you to do a survey to get a chance to win the prize. This gift is, according to reports, free Huawei Mate 40 Pro 5G (8GB + 256GB). Surprisingly, it turned out that this very good-true-real offer was a completely fake, real-verification website Newsmeter reports.
This Amazon free phone viral link is fake
Newsmeter visited the Amazon link to check if the offer was genuine or fake. According to the publication, when you click on a link, you will be taken to a webpage that looks similar to Amazon. There is no doubt that most people will not be able to distinguish if it is a real Amazon page or a fake page. The best way is to find out if the link is written by Amazon as the main URL. Amazon is not written as the main URL in this particular link, which means it is a fake.
However, the page says that the reader has been selected to take part in a survey and that taking this survey will give the reader a chance to win the Huawei Mate 40 Pro 5G (8GB + 256GB). Accordingly, 100 winners will be selected each week. However, Newsmeter reports that you can take the survey again and again and that you win every second you take the survey. This is the second indication that it is a fake link.
The survey asks some basic questions along with your address. It asks you to share the link in WhatsApp groups and download a specific application to receive the prize. However, nothing happens when you complete the whole process. You will never receive a gift. Because this is just a fake link to steal your personal information. Visiting such links may compromise the security of your device. This is a common method used by many to hack personal information and devices.
The publication also said it had called Amazon’s customer care to inquire about the offer and they confirmed that it was a fake link and that Amazon would not host such offers. Amazon asked them to find out about similar links and scams. If you see such a link, please do not click on it. You will not receive any reward. Such links and offers are fake.