Black Friday, also known in English as Black Friday, has come and gone, before that day cybercriminals are preparing malware, scams and fake websites to let people know. Take out your wallet and buy it.
According to Kaspersky, the goal of the scammers is to sell fake tickets for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Usually, scam problems will appear on Black Friday and Christmas Day.
So, let’s take a look at some ways to cheat on holidays like this.
Phising to steal data and e-payment accounts
Kaspersky detected more than 40 million phishing attacks between January and October 2021, with Amazon, eBay, Alibaba and Mercado Libre being the most popular platforms.
Therefore, if you receive emails related to services, promotions and discounts on major e-commerce platforms, you should consider carefully before buying.
In terms of trends, scammers are trying x2 to be able to steal e-payment account information. Probably because I’m so hungry, bro.
Fake real websites
There are two types of fake websites. The first type are scam sites to steal login information and the second type are scam sites to get money.
In the first type, the lures of these guys are usually sent via email and are said to be sent from a reputable shop or on e-commerce platforms and it will direct the recipient to a fake website.
The second category involves websites that have cloned the real shop by copying the CSS and all the content.
How to be safe when shopping online?
Remember, you will see many products on sale and promotion during the holidays. However, the chance of some of them being scams is higher than usual as it is a holiday.
Before paying for something you should check that you are visiting the correct website before entering your payment information.
For electronic shops like Shopee, Lazada, when buying, never believe in the description or title, it is 100% committed bla ba, remember to read 1 * review and when buying cheaper things Compared to the normal price, it is definitely fake or poor quality.
Do not believe in winning messages, appeals, gratitude gifts of shops on e-commerce platforms if you do not want to be a victim of a scam.
To avoid fraud, raise the price and pretend to sell off 50%, you should use tool to check price history of that item.