- September 20, 2022
- Posted by: ACM Investigations LLC
- Category: News
We are going to post an other article about text messages scam that want to make you think they are from Amazon in a few hours, but this post is simply to show you how people are becoming more and more suspicious when they receive a text from an unknown source (even when it says “Amazon Driver Chat” in it).
I was on Reddit a few days ago and saw a post from a user concerning a text message he got directly from his Amazon driver, he was suspicious and didn’t click the link and thought it was a scam. Good for him to be aware and careful, but in this instance, the text message was legit.
The text message was simple: “Amazon Driver Chat: This is a message from your Amazon delivery driver. Tap here to reply: https://a.co etc….” To be honest, I would have done the same thing and I would have deleted the text message right away, but if you pay attention, the domain name here is “a.co”, and that domain was registered by Amazon Technologies, Inc. on 04/26/2010 already. So we can definitely assume that it is legit.
I think it’s great that driver can communicate with clients directly, but I think it would be safer to do it directly from the app. Warn the customer to have notifications ON for the app, and if there is a delivery alert, it goes through it directly.
This message might be legit, and you would click on it, but what if, a week later, out of the blue, you get an other similar message, with an other shortlink, fake this time and you click on it as well.
One think that I suggest our clients, is to make sure to don’t use their phones when they wake up, it’s the worst time to do a mistake. You are still asleep and clicking left and right and sadly, it make for a perfect opportunity for scammers.
As always, if you have questions concerning Online Scams, feel free to visit “Is this a Scam?” and send us an email.
Hello:) I have a wet n reckless I got three years ago. Jw if I can get a delivery job. Or can you check?
Perfect answer ! Received the Amazon text and 5 minutes later, the driver showed up. Yes, he did send the text 🙂 Also verified the “a.co” Next time we will know. Thanks for the info !
Yup, it was a message from my driver to ask me to have pets confined and turn on the porch light if it’s dark (however, my pets are never loose outside in front, and it’s daylight lol