Do you know what Amazon Rewards Event Scam is?
If you see a pop-up claiming that you have been selected “to receive Amazon rewards for your loyalty”, you must have encountered Amazon Rewards Event Scam. According to our experienced researchers, the chances are high that this fake pop-up is shown to users seeking to obtain some personal details about users, so do not provide any personal information even if you are told that you are one step away from receiving a prize. Ignore the pop-up displayed on your screen completely and close it immediately. If it reappears on your screen, this might be a sign that you see it not because you have visited the domain showing it/have been redirected to it from another dubious websites. Specifically speaking, this might be an indication that some kind of untrustworthy program has slithered onto your computer illegally. Most likely, it is an advertising-supported application (adware), specialists say. If it turns out that an untrustworthy application is the one responsible for displaying Amazon Rewards Event Scam, you must delete it from your computer as soon as possible. It is the only way to get rid of the scam.
Amazon Rewards Event Scam always comes from the http://playing.youphone.club/raffle/en/azwc-c-opt/ domain, so if you see a pop-up with this URL in the address bar on your screen, you can be sure that it is completely fake. Of course, not all the users ignore it. Some of them click the OK button expecting that they could get a free item. If they spin the wheel, they are immediately told that the specific prize, e.g. Amazon gift card is reserved for them, and they just need to provide correct information on the next page to claim the prize. Below the pop-up, users also see “real” images of items other Amazon users have already received for free. We can assure you that these are fabricated pictures used to convince users to provide personal details. You should not do that because all those details you provide might end up in the hands of cyber criminals or, for example, they might be sold on the black market and later used for fraudulent purposes. It should also be noted that Amazon has nothing to do with Amazon Rewards Event Scam, so it will not be responsible for privacy-related problems that might arise soon after you enter your name, surname, email, and other details.
It does not necessarily mean that there is malicious software installed on your computer if you have encountered Amazon Rewards Event Scam. You could have encountered it also because you have been redirected to its domain from another website (e.g. after clicking on an external link you have found on it). Also, you could have opened this website yourself by mistake. Unfortunately, there are many users who see the fake Amazon pop-up on their screens due to active malicious software on their computers. It usually turns out that adware is responsible for showing this pop-up. Of course, another untrustworthy program might be responsible for the appearance of the scam too. In most cases, undesirable software travels bundled together with other programs and slithers onto users’ computers unnoticed. As a consequence, it is not always easy to prevent untrustworthy applications from entering computers. Luckily, we know one easy way how you can protect your system from harmful malware – enable security software on your computer.
You will be allowed to close Amazon Rewards Event Scam by simply closing your browser; however, if you do not allow your web browser to restore the last browsing session but still find the fake pop-up on your screen again soon, you might have bad software installed on your computer. If it turns out to be true, you must erase it from your computer. The easiest way to delete untrustworthy software is to perform a scan with a reputable antimalware scanner, but, of course, you can erase suspicious software from your system manually if you want to.
How to get rid of Amazon Rewards Event Scam
Remove suspicious software
- Click Start.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the untrustworthy program and then click Remove.
- Press Win+R.
- Insert Control Panel and tap Enter on your keyboard.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Select the suspicious program.
- Click the Uninstall button.
Reset web browsers to default
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Press Alt+T simultaneously.
- Select Internet Options from the Tools menu.
- Click Advanced.
- Click Reset.
- Mark the Delete personal settings box.
- Click Reset.
- Launch Mozilla Firefox and press Alt+H.
- Click Troubleshooting information.
- At the top of the page, click Refresh Firefox.
- Click Refresh Firefox again in the confirmation box.
- Start Google Chrome.
- Tap Alt+F and click Settings.
- At the bottom, click Advanced.
- Click the Reset button.
In non-techie terms:
You should completely ignore Amazon Rewards Event Scam if you ever encounter it because nobody is going to give you a prize. The chances are high that this scam is only shown to users with the intention of obtaining personal information from them. If you provide any personal details, e.g. name, surname, email address, etc., they might be used for malicious purposes, so ignore the fake pop-up you see completely. If it appears on your screen again after you dismiss it by closing your web browser, it is very likely that you will need to find and erase untrustworthy software active on your system to eliminate it once and for all.