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Amazon is suing to stop SMS raffle scams – The Verge

Amazon is attempting to hunt fake raffle text message scammers, with a new lawsuit aimed at unmasking 50 unknown defendants in federal court.

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Ever get a text message informing you that youve won a prize from Amazon itself? I certainly have, and Ive even known a person or two who fell for those scams. Now, Amazon is attempting to hunt those scammers down, with a new lawsuit aimed at unmasking 50 unknown defendants in federal court.
Heres the text message I received the other day from one such scammer:
And heres where it took me when I clicked:
Screenshot: Sean Hollister /…

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