A scam has emerged asking victims to download an app on their mobile phones or other devices; by doing so, they end up losing money.
According to the victims, they received text messages on their phones advising them that they would be charged for a purchase on Amazon. In the text, victims are provided with a free phone number to cancel the purchase. The victims, who never made the purchase on Amazon, called the toll-free number to cancel the charges. When they called the number to cancel the order, a subject posing as an Amazon employee connects them with someone posing as an Amazon fraud specialist. By speaking to the subject posing as the fraud specialist, victims are directed to download the Anydesk Remote app on their phones, so the fraud specialist can help cancel transactions. The Anydesk Remote app provides the impersonator with access to the victim’s mobile phone, including bank and other accounts stored on the device. Once access is granted through the Anydesk Remote app, the phishers have stolen various amounts of money from the victims.
Can I be scammed through AnyDesk remote access?
No. The AnyDesk app uses military-grade encrypted connection access. Your data stream is encrypted and your device cannot be accessed. No third party can decrypt the data.
So how does a scammer get to you? The scammer wears a disguise. By «look-alike» AnyDesk, scammers try to take remote control of your computer or phone. Once they gain access to your device, they can get all sorts of information about you, like your bank account number and passwords.
AnyDesk Access and Control
AnyDesk provides most of the basic access and control features you need to provide adequate remote support. These features are also well developed. They include:
Mobile Device Management
Mobile Device Management
Amazon AnyDesk Scams
Amazon is an extremely popular e-commerce site that has enjoyed increased usage due to restrictions imposed to control the COVID pandemic -19. Once again, hackers are seizing any opportunity to steal data and wreak havoc on innocent computer users. At this point, it should come as no surprise how far they will go to commit their crimes.
The AnyDesk App on Amazon scams involve tactics similar to general social engineering fraud attempts. Users should be on the lookout for hackers using comparable AnyDesk scams using PayPal, Apple, and other supposedly locked account types to gain their trust. Here’s how this particular scam works.
What is AnyDesk?
AnyDesk is software used to remotely access any desktop. It works on Windows, macOS, Linux, and FreeBSD, and access to any computer can be done from any mobile device, as well as from a desktop/laptop computer. It is compatible with Android and iOS.
It was founded in 2014 and made by AnyDesk Software GmbH.
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