Can this steal your Credit card information from Amazon?

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kajtibvb

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Hi, my son really wanted to buy a PS5 for christmas so he searched up a download for a bot on YouTube. This bot would allow him to refresh the page and order the producht when available. I'm worried about this, because we have all our credit card Information on Amazon and this bot doesn't seem very safe to me. Could anybody please check if that bot is capable of sharing the credit card information?
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I've removed the attachment as we don't analyze files and there is always the risk it is malicious so we wouldn't want anyone to download it.

It's a shame people use these things and take away any chance people who act fairly have of obtaining good deals. When taking such a risk the software you download can be programmed to do anything but of course we have no way of knowing what it was programmed to do and you can only hope it will do just do what they say.

All we can do is research this particular bot and report what we find on the Internet. So far I haven't seen anyone reporting stolen credit card details but anything is possible once you open the door without knowing what you're letting in.

My advice would be to uninstall the thing first and foremost and then change all passwords and not just to Amazon, to banking institutions, etc.

One of our Malware Specialists can check for malware on the computer if you wish but that's the extent of what we can do here.
 

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I've removed the attachment as we don't analyze files and there is always the risk it is malicious so we wouldn't want anyone to download it.

It's a shame people use these things and take away any chance people who act fairly have of obtaining good deals. When taking such a risk the software you download can be programmed to do anything but of course we have no way of knowing what it was programmed to do and you can only hope it will do just do what they say.

All we can do is research this particular bot and report what we find on the Internet. So far I haven't seen anyone reporting stolen credit card details but anything is possible once you open the door without knowing what you're letting in.

My advice would be to uninstall the thing first and foremost and then change all passwords and not just to Amazon, to banking institutions, etc.

One of our Malware Specialists can check for malware on the computer if you wish but that's the extent of what we can do here.
Ok, Thanks for the reply. The Bot is a chrome extension that is supposed to refresh the page only. Even if he got the last 4 digits of the credit card and the expiration date of it, would the scammer be able to do anything with it until I change the information.
 

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I doubt it but perhaps one of the Malware experts can chime in and take over if you'd like to have your computer checked for malware.
 
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