We buy a lot of things online these days and as such, getting text message notifications letting us know that our purchase has been shipped out is pretty common. However, it seems that there is a new text scam making its rounds that is disguising itself as a FedEx tracking notification, making users more inclined to click on it.
According to the report, basically users will receive a text message informing them that their purchase has been shipped via FedEx. Users are then given a link that they can click to track their shipment, but when they click on it, they are taken to a fake Amazon page that offers you a reward to complete a survey.
Then in order to claim the reward, users are required to pay for the shipment of their reward by entering their credit card info, which will ultimately result in you being charged $98.95 every month. There are many red flags in this scam to begin with, such as being redirected to a rewards page instead of FedEx’s website.
Secondly, the rewards page has been designed to look like Amazon’s website, but the URL clearly gives it away that this does not belong to Amazon. If you do receive such a notification, then these are some of the things to keep an eye out for.