Amazon Free PlayStation: How The Scam Works
During this holiday season, beware of a fake Amazon Free Playstation offer aka the Amazon Rewards scam, coming to you as a tempting survey offering a Sony PS5. It is also known as the Amazon Reward Club scheme and is part of a long list of Free PS5 scams happening this time of the year.
Here is the content of the notification:
“Today, 20 December 2020, you have been chosen to participate in our survey. It will only take you a minute, and you will receive a fantastic prize: a Sony Playstation 5! Each Sunday, we randomly choose 10 users to give them a chance to win amazing prizes. Today’s prize is a Sony Playstation 5! There will be 10 lucky winners. This promotion is only valid for the United States!”
“This survey aims to improve the quality of service for our users, and your participation will be rewarded 100%. You only have 3 minutes and 18 seconds to answer this survey! Hurry up, the number of prizes available is limited!”
Amazon Rewards Scam: Fake Link
As you can see, the Amazon Free Playstation scam page looks very realistic as it would come from the real Amazon. Only it’s not. There are so many red flags with this bogus promo. The link that scammers require you to open is www.fzmfw.co, which obviously is NOT amazon.com. Another similar bogus domain name that might hook you in is amazonreward.club.
On the other hand, the grammar in the content of the Amazon Rewards scam is atrocious. Let’s look for more obvious ones.
Amazon PlayStation Scam Survey
The Amazon scams are very prevalent these days. When it comes to the Amazon Rewards Club, the pattern is similar to any other survey scam out there. You respond to four ridiculous questions such as “Are you male/female?”, “How old are you?” or “How many hours do you play per day?”
Once you select all the answers, you will be notified the following: “Congratulations! You did it! You won the Playstation 5! THE LAST STEP:
1. You will be directed to the website of our certified distributors.
2. Enter your address and pay $1-5 for shipping to get your Playstation 5.
3. Your Playstation 5 will be delivered within 5-7 days!”
Here is where the Amazon Free Playstation scam comes in fully.
Amazon Rewards Club’s Lucky Winners Are Not That Lucky
Can you see what’s happening now with the Amazon rewards scam? They need your credit card to pay for the shipping fee. As many people really believe they’ve won the PS5, they submit their personal data and get their credit cards maxed out by the scammers.
Another red flag you can spot is the fakeness of the Facebook comments listed under the Amazon promo. As you can see below, scammers insert automated comments from a fake Sally Hull, Marvin Allen, or Casie Daniels every time you open the link.
Let’s get into how to report the scammers, but first here is something very useful:
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Amazon Free PlayStation: How To Report a Scammer
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