Fact Check: Amazon is not distributing lost parcels for 1 dollar, the viral message is a scam
In the investigation of Vishvas News, this message being viral in the name of Amazon turned out to be fake. It has nothing to do with Amazon. Clicking on such unverified links can be fatal for you.
- By Vishvas News
- Updated: August 22, 2022
New Delhi (Vishvas Team). A message is going viral on social media in the name of Amazon shopping site. It is being claimed in this message that Amazon company is distributing lost parcels for free. A link is also being shared with this. In the investigation of Vishvas News, this claim has turned out to be fake.
What is going viral
A Facebook page named ‘Wholesale Liquidation Pallet‘ (Archive) shared the viral post. The viral message reads, ‘Every day there are a lot of lost packages piling up in the warehouses. By rule, Amazon can throw these packages away, but now they’re running a promotion and giving away random packages for just 1$! You can easily get appliances, iPhones, kitchen items, or other items! Anyone can get a parcel by filling out the form at👉https://bit.ly/Get_Form_US_Pallets Limited quantities available!!!.’
Vishvas News first clicked on the link being shared in the post. The page that opened was not a link to Amazon’s official website. We also searched the internet with the help of keywords, but we could not find any information about any such offer. If a well-known shopping website like Amazon organizes such an event, then authentic media definitely covers it.
We contacted Amazon directly in this regard. We spoke to executive Smita Sharma on the Amazon helpline number. We sought information about this viral post. In response, calling it fake, she advised us not to click on this link.
We contacted Ayush Bhardwaj, a cyber security expert and former IT consultant of the Public Grievances Committee, Government of Rajasthan, for more information on this topic. He told us, “Through this message, the public is being misdirected to participate in a survey. Along with this, Amazon products are being hoaxed. You should understand that this URL does not belong to Amazon. In such a situation, giving your information here can be dangerous.”
This post has been shared on Facebook by a user named Wholesale Liquidation Pallet. 111 people follow the page.
Conclusion: In the investigation of Vishvas News, this message being viral in the name of Amazon turned out to be fake. It has nothing to do with Amazon. Clicking on such unverified links can be fatal for you.
- Claim Review : Every day there are a lot of lost packages piling up in the warehouses. By rule, Amazon can throw these packages away, but now they're running a promotion and giving away random packages for just 1 dollar
- Claimed By : Facebook page Wholesale Liquidation Pallet
- Fact Check : False
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