When you find yourself on a website all of a sudden that offers you a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card or any other "goodies;" Fake Amazon Gift Card fake alert could be the one to blame. It seems that there are a couple of versions of this fake alert offering different types of "gifts" for you. Of course, before you could collect your gift card allegedly worth of $1,000 or you iPhone, you are asked to do something like fill out a survey or watch a YouTube video. This fake alert is a bit different from the usual technical support scams, such as "Windows Detected Potential Threats On Your Computer fake alert" and "Error Code 022-100-006 fake alert" because these usually try to sell a useless service or system fixer for you. In this case, the schemers behind this fake alert may generate revenue by generating web traffic, doing survey, downloading questionable browser add-ons, etc. We recommend that you remove Fake Amazon Gift Card from your computer as soon as possible because you may just infect your PC with more serious threats.
Whenever you are exposed to such a gift promotion site or one that claims you can win some kind of lottery, you should always be suspicious right away. Even though this fake alert claims to be related to Amazon, this is just a trick to play with your mind since most people obviously know and use Amazon. There are basically two ways for you to end up on this fake alert page (icardonline.club/us_amazon_amazon500/index.html), which, by the way, is called a "deceptive site ahead" if your browser is up-to-date.
First, it is possible that your system is infected with adware or browser hijackers. These infections can either directly redirect you to this fake alert page or show you corrupt third-party ads and links that can do the same indirectly. If you find such threats on board, chances are you have installed a questionable freeware bundle lately or click on the wrong third-party ad while browsing suspicious websites. You always need to be extra careful when installing a software bundle not to allow potentially unwanted programs as well as malware infections to enter your virtual world. If this may be your case, we definitely advise you to run a reliable online malware scanner to find all threats on your system after you delete Fake Amazon Gift Card and whichever extension or application could be responsible for it.
Second, it is also possible that you simply click on the wrong compromised link or ad while viewing an insecure website and this is how you get redirected to see this fake alert. In this case, it is, of course, possible, though unlikely, that you can simply delete Fake Amazon Gift Card by closing your browser window. But, if you want to make sure that your computer is all clean, you should run that malware scanner ASAP.
This fake alert seems to have a couple of versions, as we have already mentioned. Usually it may claim that you can win a $1,000 Amazon gift card, if you do something. Now, this "something" can be filling out a survey form, watching a YouTube video, registering by providing your name and e-mail (which is always valuable for schemers and hackers), but you may also be asked to install useless and potentially harmful add-ons. Obviously, you will never get any of the claimed gifts, which can also be a PlayStation, an iPhone, or anything else trendy to catch your attention. There is also a time counter which asks you to wait till it reaches zero to be able to claim your prize; however, it never seems to reach zero anyway. Our research shows that this malicious page may be running cryptocurrency miners in the background, utilizing your computer while you are waiting for the countdown to finish. All in all, we believe that it is important that you remove Fake Amazon Gift Card immediately after you notice it in your browser.
It is possible that this fake alert is due to a browser-related ad-supported program or other infection; thus, we recommend that you reset all your major browsers to get rid of it. Please use our guide below if you need help with this. If, somehow, you may still see this fake alert popping up while browsing, we also suggest that you uninstall all suspicious application you may find in the installed programs list in Control Panel. Since there could be multiple threats present, we advise you to install a reputable malware removal application, such SpyHunter, to tackle all your system security-related issues automatically for you.