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Identity theft of physical stores, the first online scam

2021-10-15T15:28:21.459Z

The crooks use increasingly formidable strategies and surf on consumer trends. Internet pirates are full of imagination ... 26 million people are victims of network scams each year in France. A real scourge. In October, identity theft of physical stores soared and ranks first in the second monthly barometer of online scams established by France Verif. " The crooks hijack the Google listings and the phone numbers of these businesses which makes them very credible in the minds



Internet pirates are full of imagination ... 26 million people are victims of network scams each year in France.

A real scourge.

In October, identity theft of physical stores soared and ranks first in the second monthly barometer of online scams established by France Verif.

"

The crooks hijack the Google listings and the phone numbers of these businesses which makes them very credible in the minds of buyers who are less suspicious and, depending on the case, have their credit card number stolen or inherit a Trojan horse

[apparently benevolent software that attacks the computer]

, or even more serious

 ”, specifies the start-up.

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"Undetectable to the naked eye"

"

Even if the sites in question disappear quickly, they have time to do great damage both to the victims and to the reputation of these businesses which are generally not informed quickly enough to be able to react

, deplores Laurent Amar, CEO of France Check.

Fraudulent sites are undetectable to the naked eye, even for the most seasoned.

Scams flourish with the seasons.

In June, they mainly concerned roosts or insecticides

 ”.

He specifies that small businesses are not more targeted than large groups.

These scams are based on two received ideas from consumers: the online reviews they trust 75% and the age of the website.

However, these two elements can be bought, making the fraudulent site more credible.

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As in September, the alleged unsold items from Amazon.com continue to flood the web. "

The general idea of ​​this scam is to rebound from the fact that, rather than destroying its unsold products, Amazon should find an alternative solution

 ." At best, Internet users never receive the products; at worst their bank details are hacked. Finally, electric bikes keep the bottom step of the podium. Riding the trend, cybercriminals offer "

VAE at prices sufficiently attractive to arouse interest (generally between 10 and 20% less than the usual prices).

To optimize the confidence of the Net surfer, these crooks sponsor articles in the press and affix them to their pages with the mention 'Seen on the XX Magazine' by inserting the advertorial that they bought

 ”.

Source: lefigaro

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