Have you been contacted by people claiming to be from Amazon asking you to download the Anydesk app and grant them remote access to your computer? Read this review to find out why you should be wary of such texts.
What is Anydesk Amazon Scam
Anydesk Amazon Scam are fraudulent texts sent by aiming to be from Amazon, Apple, or Microsoft, asking them to download the Anydesk app to give them remote access to their computers. But, Amazon will never ask its customers to give them remote access to their computers. There are so many reviews online about this scam.
Dislike! It contributed to my account getting hacked by scammers!Mary
I deleted as soon as found out what it was used for. No one needs this program unless you are going to scam someone. Which someone tried to, but thanks to a great person sent me an voice mail telling me not to open that it was fraudulent. I had called this business to make sure I had no purchase on my account.Customer
AnyDesk is used legitimately by millions of IT professionals worldwide, to remotely connect to their clients’ devices to help with technical issues. However, scammers can try to misuse AnyDesk (or any other remote access software) to connect to your computer and steal data, access codes, and even money.
Never give anyone you don’t know access to your devices, Never share online banking login details or any passwords with anyone.
If someone you don’t know is asking to access any of your devices and wants you to download specific software: Be careful! You’re at risk of becoming a victim of a remote access scam.
Usually, these criminals will call and report a computer or internet problem they have detected and offer help. They will probably say they work for a widely-known company such as Microsoft or even your bank.
Never trust a call you weren’t expecting!
Don’t trust the “help” offered that you did not request!
No bank or company will ask you over the phone to download software! Scammers are basically after your money.
If someone who is remotely connected to your device is asking you to login to your bank account or to show any personal passwords, they are most likely a scammer. Don’t follow their instructions! Even if they say you need to pay them because they alleged to have solved a problem you were having, don’t trust them. You didn’t ask for their “help.”
If you feel uncomfortable or insecure:
Stop any phone call just by hanging up!
End any remote session by simply turning off your device!
What to do when scammed
- Report the scam to your account providers (i.e. bank, credit card institution, online paying systems)
- Change any passwords to accounts that may have been compromised
- Have your device checked by an IT-specialist
- Report the scam to your local authorities
From the Foregoing, it is clear that the Anydesk Amazon text is a phishing scam, Users should not grant any one remote access to their computer to avoid been scammed.
To Read Further on other Online scams, Click Here.