Amazon Prime Gift Text Message

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Amazon Prime Text Scam: How It Works

There is a lot of unrest online these days in regards to a new Amazon Prime text scam. Many people have been getting text messages claiming to be from Amazon Prime regarding a voucher or a gift that has been pending for three days. In a different variation, the text message could refer to a fake Amazon Prime Day winner.

The scammers tell recipients that the gift will be sent via USPS (the United States Postal Office). However, to receive the USPS delivery, the victim has to access a website where they need to fill out a survey.

Similar to the USPS Text Message scam, this one features a bunch of weird-looking websites, such as Do not click on it, it is not from Amazon Prime nor USPS – and there is no gift involved. Here is a screenshot of the fake message:

amazon prime text scam

The content varies from text to text, but states something along these lines:

1. Your gift from AMAZON-PRIME has been pending for 3 days! Click here to claim it.”

2. Final notification regarding the USPS delivery 8J36A8 from 07/02/2023. Proceed to:”


Amazon Prime Gift Scam: How to Avoid

The Amazon Prime Gift Text Scam is one of the popular phishing scams going around these days. The same patterns have been applied to several similar Amazon scams. Alternatively, the webpages that are sent via the Amazon Prime Text message may contain a bogus tracking link’ or a different kind of notification.

For example, one informing you that the USPS is having difficulty delivering your Amazon Prime Gift. The tricks and landing pages are different all the time. However, the bottom line is that clicking on those compromised links redirect you to legitimate-looking forms that ask for your personal information. In other words, identity theft 101, depending on how much data you give away. Same for all the other text message scams going around.

Throw the message into the Trash bin and do your thing. Otherwise, you may even install malware on your device like in the Google Subpoena Email scam. Also, beware of many types of traps that are prevalent this time of the year, such as the Top Shelf Clubs and the FedEx Shipment Text Scam.


Amazon Prime Text Message: How To Report a Scammer

Warn your family and friends about the Amazon Prime Text Scam by sharing this article on social media using the buttons provided. If you are wondering how to report phone scams, you can also officially do it to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

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Meanwhile, educate yourself with some other Amazon fraud-related articles right under this paragraph, so that you know how to stay safe online. Last but not least, use the Comments section below to expose other scammers.

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2 thoughts on “Amazon Prime Gift Text Message”

  1. Is there a fix for this or details on what it does to your phone? My parents clicked on a link and got a message that they should not proceed but it is too late. Now apps are not working on their phone

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