Given that Amazon is a “prime” target for scammers, any great offer or campaign correspondence in their name is naturally (and wisely) treated with some skepticism. The most recent example of this is the “Prime Day Small Business Promotion” sweepstakes. Let’s find out if it’s legit.
Is the Amazon Sweepstakes a Scam?
Consumers have been receiving an email, with an exciting offer advertised within. The “Prime Day Small Business Promotion” is a lottery-type contest in which users can win Amazon Gift Cards. If you win one, you’ll receive the following email.
The good news is that this is a real promotion by Amazon, and has been fact-checked by the likes of Snopes. An Amazon spokesperson from the PR team has also confirmed that the emails are legitimate. In addition, many users have also reported successfully receiving the gift card amount.
Furthermore, we have checked the link contained in the email: https://www.primedaysweepstakes.com/. It does indeed lead to the following authentic Amazon promotion webpage.
So, in summary, this is a real promotion from Amazon — and great opportunity to earn some shopping bucks. Happy Shopping!
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- Inspect closely the email addresses of correspondence from retail companies. They (and the URLs) will have random series of digits and letters, and will often contain some variation of the company’s actual name.
- Always double-check reviews of shopping websites.
- Pay attention to the company’s age, and be suspicious of great-sounding discounts.
- Strange payment methods (such as only PayPal) is a red flag.
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