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Fri, Jul 23, 2021 4:46 AM

Spot the Scam: COVID-19 Relief, Illinois Government, Venmo, Amazon SMS, and Netflix Email Scams

Spot the Scam: COVID-19 Relief, Illinois Government, Venmo, Amazon SMS, and 
Netflix Email Scams

 

 

The Trend Micro Check Team found 4 SMS scams and 1 phishing email this week. Here is a preview of the viral scams that can help you in checking your inboxes.

 

 

COVID-19 Relief Phishing Text Messages

 

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COVID-19 relief phishing page.

 

 

 

Illinois Phishing Text Messages

 

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Illinois unemployment insurance claim phishing text message. Source: Reddit

 

 

 

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Illinois office secretary of state phishing text message. Source: Reddit

 

 

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Fake Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) website. Source: Reddit

 

 

Venmo Phishing Text Messages

 

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Venmo phishing text message.

 

 

 

 

Amazon Survey Scam

 

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Amazon survey scam.

 

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Amazon survey scam.

 

 

 

Netflix “Account Suspended” Phishing Email

 

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Netflix phishing email. Source: Reddit

 

 

Learn tips to avoid these viral scams, read the full article, and protect yourself with Trend Micro Check. Try the free app now.

 

 

Let us know in the comment box if you encounter these scams?

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2 m ago

I received the Amazon one a week or so ago and did not respond.  It just didn't look right.  Plus, I had not purchased anything from them for some time.

Thank you for the "heads up"!

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Hi woodartisan55!

Great job in identifying the red flags and for not replying to the Amazon Scam. Is this your first time encountering a scam like this?

 

Thank you for sharing your experience.

 

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How about you guys? Did you run into these scams? 

 

Let us know, how you handle it?