Warning issued over scam text message claiming you won an Amazon sweepstakes

 Warning issued over scam text message claiming you won an Amazon sweepstakes

(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.

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