(WXYZ) — The Better Business Bureau has a warning about a very slick new Amazon scam. One man fell for it, and now is warning others.
Brian Hunt buys electronics from Amazon, so he was excited when he got a text saying, “Congratulations Brian, you came in second place,” in a recent Amazon raffle.
“I received a text message that I thought was from Amazon, telling me there was a giveaway, a sweepstakes. I was going to get a free pair of AirPods, all I had to do was pay for shipping,” Hunt said.
The link went to a page that looked like Amazon and asked for a credit card for shipping.
“They were only asking for the shipping fee, which I think was $6,” he said.
A few days later, he received cheap imitation Apple AirPods followed by a $100 charge.
“They charged me $6 for shipping, but then it was $99.50 a couple of days later,” he said.
The BBB is now issuing a warning after hundreds of recent complaints nationwide.
“These sweepstakes and…