As everything seems to indicate, a new fraud in the form of telephone phishing appears on the digital horizon.
The Internet is a wonderful and dangerous place. In previous articles we have already explained the 10 basic signs to detect an online scam and now, with a new fraud attempt alerted by Panda Security, we want to continue promoting a responsible use of technology and that you do not have to regret any type of theft of personal information. By the way, if there is money and the word Amazon in between, caramel is very suggestive.
Digital tricksters and the omnipresence of Amazon
Recently, as assured by the security company that we have mentioned before, we have been aware of the operation of a cybercriminal groupwhose members they pose as telemarketers that offer interesting Amazon checks, with amounts that can be up to 500 euros. Through the well-known social engineeringfind out a person’s data simply by tracking their social networks, these scammers are capable of know personal details that they use for the fraud be much more credible.
Do not accept €500 checks on Amazon, they can be a scam 👉https://t.co/cXKXA4Qdf7#security #cybersecurity #pandasecurity pic.twitter.com/kw6y6U9VP4
— Panda Security (@PandaComunica) May 22, 2023
PandaLabs contacted one of the operatorswith an Italian accent, to verify that she assured that they were giving away 500 euros on Amazon. With some quick instructions, to prevent the scammed from finding out about the scam, the scam continues with haste and with the requirement to enter 200 euros into an account to unlock the check. Of course, before any doubt, it seems with the bad manners they make an appearance and the operator loses patience easily.
He finale of the scam is to receive a link through WhatsApp, given that they have the victim’s phone number, which would have to be clicked and in which the possible scammer is told: ‘You have to quickly enter the 200 euros if you want to get the Amazon gift voucher. They are 500 euros. You’d be an idiot not to do it right now!’ After discovering the cake to the operatorthis close the conversation between insultsbut the thing does not stop there.
A new call arrives at the phone used to reveal the fraud, with an alleged person responsible who continues to insist on the scam and with more WhatsApp links. So, as she has tested from Panda Security, Be very careful with these types of calls. and with the possibility of earn money or gift vouchers in a miraculous way. The only miracle will be that those affected fall for a scam, either this one or, for example, the one known as whale phishing, of which we have warned you on more than one occasion.