AirPods Raffle Scam The Amazon website is seen on December 5, 2017, in Dandenong, Australia. Amazon ended months of speculation by launching its local site overnight. The online retail giant has started taking orders and shipping products from its ‘fulfillment center’ in Dandenong South. Offering massive discounts on millions of items. Across more than 20 categories including electronics, toys, clothes, beauty, and accessories.
A pair of new Apple AirPods
Is seen during the launch event on September 7, 2016, in San Francisco, California. Apple Inc. announced the latest versions of its smartphones, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the Apple Watch Series 2, as well as AirPods, the tech giant’s first wireless earbuds.
A new Amazon AirPods Raffle is said to be reaching out to Amazon users. However, this can give you a headache if you click on its link because of rumors that it is actually a scam.
A pair of new Apple AirPods is seen during the launch event on September 7, 2016, in San Francisco, California. Apple Inc. announced the latest versions of its smartphones, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the Apple Watch Series 2, as well as AirPods, the tech giant’s first wireless earbuds.
Multiple sources explain that the new Amazon AirPods Raffle scam sends a text message to their unsuspecting victims. Once the user receives the message, it will announce that they are one of the lucky ones to win a free pair of popular Apple AirPods.
The main goal of the new scam is to trick people into thinking it’s from Amazon.
On the other hand, security experts claim that the new malicious act offers not only AirPods but also other Apple gadgets such as the Apple Watch, one of the most often offered prizes.
Is the new Amazon AirPods scam serious?
According to the latest ScreenRant report, Apple’s AirPods are still one of the tech giant’s most popular devices. People often buy this wearable so they can listen to podcasts and music.
Up to now, Apple’s latest wireless headset model is the high-end AirPods Max. However, some users do not have enough budget to buy one because it is quite expensive. Therefore, consumers still prefer to buy the popular AirPods stand model and AirPods Pro because they are much cheaper.
Australia’s Dandenong is seen on December 5, 2017, on the Amazon website. Amazon ended months of speculation by launching its local site overnight. The online retail giant has started taking orders and shipping products from its ‘fulfillment center. Dandenong South offers massive discounts on millions of items across more than 20 categories. Including electronics, toys, clothes, beauty, and accessories.
This is also why Amazon’s current lottery scam is offering AirPods and AirPods Pro as they are more realistic to have for free. However, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has issued a warning about the new AirPods lottery scam.
Since BBB has now taken an action, this means that the new Amazon AirPods Raffle scam is a serious one. If you haven’t received it yet, then you should know that this new malicious activity involves sending a text message with a link.
The message will ask you to click on the link and enter your Amazon account and other sensitive details in order for you to receive the free Apple devices on offer. However, when you click on the link, you will be redirected to a phishing website.
How to avoid the new AirPods change scam
If you want to avoid new scams, all you need to do is follow these steps provided by DoDBuzz:
The first thing you need to do is avoid re-sending strange messages. You also need to remember that if a text message contains a link, it’s highly likely to be a scam.
Besides that, you should also keep in mind that if a text message claims. That it was sent by a company, could also be a scam since most companies don’t send private text messages.
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