Smith Gregory, Cash App, Amazon, Tinder, LinkedIn and MORE – Top scams and phishing schemes of the week


This week we found a large number of scams to watch out for, including those related to Smith Gregory, Cash App, Amazon, Louis Vuitton, Tinder, and LinkedIn. Would you have been able to spot all the scams?

Fake debt collection website —

Did you get a voicemail from a debt collector named “Smith Gregory”? Watch out for this spam message!

Source: Reddit

The person speaking on voicemail informs you that you have outstanding debt. Many people have said that they have never used the services of the bank mentioned in the voicemail; “Smith Gregory” also doesn’t specifically go into the details of the outstanding debt, which makes it even more suspicious.

The purpose of the voicemail is to ask you to pay off the debt over the phone or set up a monthly payment plan through the website – it’s a scam! Below are some red flags:

  • The site was registered on March 30, 2022 – too young to match the description on the site.
  • There is no valid contact information – no company address, just a phone number and an online form.
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phishing scam

Phishing scams are one of the most common tactics used by scammers. While posing as well-known brands, they traditionally send fake text messages and emails with phishing links and use various lies to try to trick you into opening them.

In such phishing schemes, the links often lead to online survey sites that state that you can request a gift by filling out a questionnaire. After completing the questionnaire, you will be asked to enter your credit card details before your “gift” can be delivered.

The scammers’ ultimate goal is to steal your personal information – they record everything you type on their fake pages and use it to commit cyber crimes: e.g. B. to hack into your bank account or steal your identity! Here are a few examples:

#1 Gas Prepaid Card Scam

Due to recent global tensions, petrol prices have skyrocketed around the world – and scammers are never missing a chance to trick people. They lure you with free prepaid fuel cards and send you text messages enticing you to click on the attached link to get the reward:

  • Gas costs are unbearable, boy! Get the $500 prepaid fuel card to help. Start by answering a few questions and enter your email address. {url}
  • REMINDER: Rannette Dean, you have a $250 gas card waiting for you right now. Type to claim: {URL}
  • Jermaine, don’t miss this chance to win a free $250 fuel card. There are only 200 available so claim yours before they’re gone! {url]

The link will take you to an online survey page that will collect any sensitive credentials you submit.

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They allow scammers to commit any number of cybercrimes using your personal information. Don’t let them!

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#2 Amazon gift card scam

We have reported Amazon gift card scams many times; they always seem to circulate in different forms and with different layouts:

  • Congratulations on winning an Amazon Gift Card from us, John RAW! It’s more than a gift, it’s a mission to make our services even better for you! Check the amount you receive:
  • Rosanna, think about what you want to buy on Amazon now! Because you will get a $1000 Amazon Gift Certificate here as a GIFT!

The embedded link takes you to a malicious website designed to trick you into entering your personal information.

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There’s no free TV or gift cards – the scammers just want you to think there is such a thing, so you feel comfortable giving them your personal information. Don’t fall for it!

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#3 CashApp 23 scam

Recently, many people have been wondering if the website is legit. Why not think of this question first: What is the official web address of the Cash App?

We have found that there are a number of fake cash app websites that are exploiting people. The domains usually consist of “appcash” or “cashapp” plus a random number. Here are a few examples we found:


No matter which website you came across, you will eventually end up on fake Cash App website that offers $750 reward.

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Scam web address: s.alchemer[.]com

Besides phishing websites, there are also many fake online shopping websites that try to trick you:

#1 Fake Fuel Saver Gadget

Who doesn’t want to save more gas (and money)? If you are looking for solutions online, please be careful and don’t spend money on useless stuff. Lately a lot of people are wondering if EcoMax, a fuel saver, is legit:

  • [email protected] (2117) Gas will hit $9 by summer. Try this device for free that will increase your fuel consumption by 35% – {URL}
  • (8853) Fuel costs are skyrocketing!! This all-new device fits in any car and gives you 30% more mileage – {URL}
  • (5062) This brand new device fits all car makes/models and will increase your fuel consumption by 3O%: {URL}

The link in the promotional text messages takes you to a one-page online shopping site. However, it is a scam. Think twice before you click the Buy Here button!

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#2 Louis Vuitton scam

Scammers also use email to proliferate fake online shopping sites. We’ve reported about fake Louis Vuitton sites before, and now they’re popping up again:

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The email takes you to a fake Louis Vuitton website (discount bag sale[.]com). Please be on the lookout for this fake site and remember that this is the legitimate web address!

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Fake Louis Vuitton website.

Fake Tinder Email Scam

“Someone has matched you on Tinder!” Even if this message sounds tempting, don’t click anything!

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Impersonating Tinder, scammers send fake emails to trick you into clicking the embedded button. It leads you to fake adult website where you might end up giving away your credentials. Don’t be fooled!

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LinkedIn email scam

As we wrote earlier, LinkedIn phishing emails are still out there, leading victims to fraudulent websites. Here are some examples:

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Eventually, you might lose your personal information as well as money on these fake sites too. Don’t fall for them!

How to protect yourself

  • Check the sender’s mobile number/email address.
  • Shop only on reputable shopping websites and platforms.
  • Be suspicious of free gifts and prizes.
  • Always go to the official website/application instead of using links from unknown sources.
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