SMS Phish? Amazon Reward!

Are you getting text messages about winning prizes at Amazon?

I got one today with the following text from a VOIP-to-SMS number: 1 (410) 200-910

The text was:
 “FRM: You have a New Amazon Reward! MSG: http://dmkr3h.com/njngyw”

I threw up a Virtual Machine to check the destination, and got a meaningless echo of the domain name:

The problem, of course, was that they knew I was supposed to be on a cell phone, since they sent me an SMS.  No problem.  Let’s make my Windows Chrome Browser a Cell Phone: 
Ok.  Now I’m a Firefox browser on an Android Mobile phone.  Let’s try again.  Much better!  The CloudFlare hosted “dmkr3h” now forwards me to “simple-clubs.com” which is a CNAME alias to “seempts-explegal[.]com (35.169.148.30) ” which passes my origin and affiliate data to chargingmilkshop[.]com (51.75.46.9), which forwards me to “winopinions[.]com (51.75.46.11)” which shows me this!
Before I take my Survey, I hit my “Back” button, just to see what happens, because often there are traps about such things.  Sure enough, hitting the “Back” took me to an ad totally unrelated to my Amazon Prize:
As much as I’d like to be Ketogenically Accelerated, I decided to go back to my original URL from the phone.  This time I landed at “ZoneOpinions[.]com” instead of WinOpinions, but since I was still on the same IP address, I decided to keep going and take the survey this time.  Here are my five Survey Questions:

OK, now for the excitement!  My big Amazon Reward is about to be revealed, right?

Hmmm… do I want a larger penis, a flatter belly, or a $780 watch?  I think I’ll take the $780 watch, since its free and all … 
Each time I click “Claim Reward” I get sent through a “1592track[.]com” redirector:
Which then forwards me to one of its randomly selected possible fulfillment domains … 
getemergencygear[.]com

Odd.  Clicking on the watch takes me to a site for a free Tactical Flashlight. Oh well.  The point of this exercise is to feed some of my spam traps anyway.  We’ll give them one of our spam trap email addresses just to see what they begin spamming to me. 

I wonder if ClickBank is complicit in these scams?
Since I’m not actually going to give them my credit card information, I’ll see whether I get the same spam by submitting my address info for CBD Oil and Male Enhancement anyway.  Where do those clicks take me?
tryhealthoffer [.] com 

(a closer look at the Affiliate ID = 600080)

healthchoicev2 [.]com selling Primacin XL 

I saved which Spam Trap email I fed to each of the sites above.  If I start getting spam on them (none of them have existed before an hour ago and have never received any message prior to being fed to these sites) I’ll do a follow-up post.
While trying to decide if this is something to share with my friends at the Federal Trade Commission, I decided to check what country these domains are hosted in … Poland … 
ipinfo.io/51.75.46.9 ==> OVH SAS in Poland.
According to the very useful tool at RiskIQ, it looks like 77 new domains stood up on this IP address about two days ago:
https://community.riskiq.com/search/51.75.46.9
We went ahead and exported that list so we could save a record of what other domains were there.  Looks like there are MANY alternative domains for doing the same sort of things … 

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actionopinion.com5/30/20195/31/2019
airopinions.com5/30/20195/31/2019
alertandfocusednow.com5/30/20195/31/2019
alertandsharp.com5/30/20195/31/2019
blazingtea.com5/30/20195/31/2019
brainexpandnow.com5/30/20195/31/2019
brainexpandtoday.com5/30/20195/31/2019
brainexpandtonight.com5/30/20195/31/2019
cellopinion.com5/29/20195/31/2019
centeropinion.com5/30/20195/31/2019
chargingmilkshake.com5/30/20196/1/2019
companyopinions.com5/30/20195/31/2019
connectexclusive.com5/25/20195/31/2019
corpprogram.com5/30/20195/31/2019
dataopinions.com5/30/20195/31/2019
dreamopinions.com5/30/20196/1/2019
exclusivetrendingreport.com5/25/20195/31/2019
fitketonow.com5/30/20195/31/2019
fitketotoday.com5/30/20195/31/2019
fullyhardagain.com5/30/20195/31/2019
fullyhardtonight.com5/30/20195/31/2019
hardandlongagain.com5/30/20195/31/2019
hardandlonger.com5/30/20195/31/2019
hotbreakingreports.com5/30/20195/31/2019
hotnewstonight.com5/30/20195/31/2019
hotviralreports.com5/30/20195/31/2019
latestbreakingreport.com5/30/20195/31/2019
latestviralreport.com5/30/20195/31/2019
learningopinion.com5/30/20195/31/2019
lineprogram.com5/30/20195/31/2019
linkopinions.com5/30/20195/31/2019
linksprogram.com5/30/20195/31/2019
longandhardagain.com5/30/20195/31/2019
longandhardtonight.com5/30/20195/31/2019
longerhardernow.com5/30/20195/31/2019
lookprogram.com5/30/20195/31/2019
lumberingsoda.com5/30/20195/31/2019
magicopinions.com5/30/20195/31/2019
matchopinion.com5/30/20195/31/2019
maxopinions.com5/30/20195/31/2019
mindexpandnow.com5/30/20195/31/2019
monsterprogram.com5/30/20195/31/2019
newbreakingreport.com5/30/20195/31/2019
newbreakingreports.com5/30/20195/31/2019
newtrendingreport.com5/30/20195/31/2019
newtrendingreports.com5/30/20195/31/2019
newviralreport.com5/29/20195/31/2019
portalopinion.com5/30/20195/31/2019
projectopinions.com5/30/20195/31/2019
romanwatermelon.com5/25/20195/31/2019
rushingcoffee.com5/30/20195/31/2019
saveopinion.com5/30/20195/31/2019
shesreadytonight.com5/30/20195/31/2019
shoppingopinions.com5/30/20195/31/2019
slimketonow.com5/30/20195/31/2019
slimketotoday.com5/30/20195/31/2019
slimketotonight.com5/30/20195/31/2019
slowseltzer.com5/30/20195/31/2019
sluggishjuice.com5/29/20195/31/2019
sprintingspirits.com5/30/20195/31/2019
swiftespresso.com5/30/20195/31/2019
teamopinions.com5/30/20195/31/2019
thenewstrends.com5/30/20195/31/2019
tightketonow.com5/30/20195/31/2019
tightketotoday.com5/30/20195/31/2019
tightketotonight.com5/30/20195/31/2019
todaysbreakingstory.com5/25/20195/31/2019
tonightsbreakingstory.com5/25/20195/31/2019
totalbreakingnews.com5/30/20195/31/2019
touchopinion.com5/30/20195/31/2019
trendstonight.com5/30/20195/31/2019
whirlingmilk.com5/30/20195/31/2019
winopinions.com5/30/20196/1/2019
yournewsbreaks.com5/30/20195/31/2019
yournewstrends.com5/30/20195/31/2019
zoneopinions.com5/30/20195/31/2019
zoomingcider.com5/30/20195/31/2019


Many of these domains are proven to be interchangeable, as long as your user agent is right. Pasting the “path/file/parameters” from one site to another of the same type usually works.

Conclusion?  Don’t think I’m going to get my Amazon Prize.  Darn.

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from CyberCrime & Doing Time authored by Gary Warner, UAB. Read the original post at: http://garwarner.blogspot.com/2019/06/sms-phish-amazon-reward.html