Text Message Fraud Alert: ‘Shipped: Your Amazon Package Loyalty Reward Will Be Delivered’. What Is H3scv.Info?
Have you received a message on your mobile referencing “Shipped: Your Amazon Package with $100 reward will be delivered Mon, June 15th Lauren with the link of h3scv. info /PWqCxMwWUU“? There are variations on this text message and so perhaps your message was “Shipped: Your Amazon Package with $101 Loyalty Reward will be delivered…”? Or maybe you received this one:- “Shipped: Your Amazon Package with $102 Loyalty Reward will be delivered”? “Shipped: Your Amazon Package with $103 Loyalty Reward will be delivered…” and so this continues. What message did you receive? H3scv.Info appears to be a malicious website connected to this scam messages.
Those that may have received this text message are welcome to leave what you may know about this scam below in our comments. We do not recommend you respond to these text messages as they are only phishing attempts on your information. Know of another scam? Why not report that to our List of Scams 2000+ 2020 / 2021 Section for possible review.
Just know, these text messages are only a scam. The following is a break down of our warning and how this scam works exactly. If you have however given your personal info to these scammers, e.g. your bank info, then call your bank and get your card canceled before scammers empty your account of funds. See comments for reviews.
‘Shipped Your Amazon Package with $100, $101, $102, $103, $104, $105 Will Be Delivered. Avoid links of h3scv.info/PWqCxMyCWW, h3scv. info/PWqCxMnMyw and h3scv. info/PWqCxMyCWV also h3scv. info/PWqCxMpFEL. All Scam Links! Avoid ‘H3scv.Info’.
So any text messages that claim to be from Amazon saying “Shipped: Your Amazon Package Loyalty Reward Will Be Delivered…” are not to be trusted. Amazon is not giving away any amounts of free cash and actually Amazon does not run a rewards program, best to our knowledge. Do you know of one? Do not be tempted to even click on such links as that comes with risks as well even if you take no further action. So do stay clear of all messages from ‘H3scv.Info’.
Amazon Text Scams.
Amazon Text Scams is one of the cyber-crooks ole favorites to use in order to trick people out of their personal information, and perhaps at times, even their hard-earned cash. If you are not sure then why not call the company that claims to be offering such generous free rewards. Often times they will tell you they are not running such giveaways.
Too many times when the offers are too good to be true you will find out, possibly the hard way, that they are nothing but mass texting frauds, known as smishing. Smishing is a coined term for SMS and Phishing, in case you were unsure.
And so the intention of such fraudulent texts is to make you believe you have won something of relatively high value for nothing. I nearly fell for this nonsense once before! I was very close to submitting all kinds of personal information some years ago when I got a message from some unknown European Football Draw.
Apparently, out of untold millions of other people, my number was entered into a football draw without my permission. So that struck me as odd as I am not even into football. So I Googled the text message and sure enough found out it was a scam. I was a little disappointed as it would have been nice to have mysteriously won 1.8 Million Euros 🙂 .
And so these text messages come in many guises but the operations of these scams are all the same. They will want something from you in order for you to get what they are saying they are giving away.
This typically includes your home address if they are shipping out a cheque to you. If not then it is your bank information. Your name, date of birth, and really anything else they feel people may be gullible enough to hand over on an empty promise.
Even if many millions got this message, and only one hundred and eighty thousand people fall for it, then the scammers will still earn very good money for nothing.
Do not click on any links either as they may have a nasty surprise waiting for your device should you do. These may include some nasty malware downloading to your device to hunt down anything personal. Such things would include any saved passwords you may use for your social media accounts and possibly your banking password.
We advise you to store your passwords on a real-world notepad to avoid this unfortunate situation should you land on such websites.
Data Harvesting and Why it is Bad for US All.
Cyber-Crooks will try to gather up as much sensitive information to sell onto other scammers. These may include everything surrounding what makes you ‘you’ online and in the real world. Such data may include your home address, full name, date of birth, car registration, place of work, etc and so they can make fake identities to sell on.
Or, they can get this information and simply sell it on the dark web. It is commonly known that there are many spots on the dark web that are auctions for such information.
They put up their list and sell it to the highest bidder. I remember once seeing such a list and it was on sale for thousands of dollars. That wasn’t even on the dark web but actually on a very well known Nigerian website.
For example, your card information can be sold for just $5. Not a lot but if we can imagine tens of thousands of other’s card data being sold for that price then the earnings add up for sure.
What about the rest of your information? So I imagine the other bits of data have a price tag as well and so do watch out for fraud attempts if you fell for such scams.
Also, did you know that in the Terms and Conditions of some social media platforms, you give them the sole right to sell on your information for the purposes of Marketing, etc.?
There are legal Data Harvesting Centers across the world with the sole intention of simply harvesting personal information. You may not be aware your data is being stored in this way and does this not account for some of the ads you see? Marketing emails from legit entities where you may have wondered how they got your data?
Even when we go to the supermarket and we use our loyalty card? Why is this a bad idea? Well, did you know that some leading, or all, supermarkets sell on your loyalty card information to insurance companies?
So if you smoke, drink, buy fairly unhealthy foods then your premiums for health insurance goes up automatically. I do not use these cards knowing what I know. When I say this to people in everyday conversation I get the impression they do not believe me
You are free to research that point yourself. The point is your data is being gathered all around you and text messages that are fraud are no different.
What Number Is In Use For ‘Shipped ~ : Your Amazon Package Loyalty Reward Will Be Shipped…” Scam. 949 6476185?
Does anyone know this number spamming these text messages? We have located a number of 949 6476185 and so we wish to confirm that with you and others who may have received this text message. If you have a different number then we would love to hear from you in the comments below.
Multiple scams can come from one number. Of course, that is true in reverse. The same scam can come from many different numbers. And so we wish to collate as much information, with yours and others participation, to expose this fraud that is making contact with many thousands of people right now online.
This is a new active threat and one we hope you will consider sharing with your networks to help make others aware of such a threat.
There are millions of scams being invented every day and so it is becoming harder by the day to keep our personal information – personal. Watch your inbox for bad actors trying to re-dupe you. If you supplied any card info to any scam then alert your bank.
Did you give any passwords to this scam? Scammers know that most people will use the same old password on all of their online accounts. When people make a password to a site then they may have supplied that precious password.
To know if a site is legit in this sense then make up a nonsense password and see if it lets you create an account. If so then do not engage further with that website. Maybe you supplied a legit password but got no confirmation email? This is another scam sign.
Where you have done this then change the passwords now to your social media accounts and wherever applicable for your won security. Online Security Experts state we must have an average of nine passwords across all our accounts.
If one account gets compromised then you are not going to wonder if all of your personal information is at risk.
‘SHIPPED: YOUR AMAZON PACKAGE LOYALTY REWARD WILL BE DELIVERED…’ TEXT MESSAGE IS A SCAM!
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