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"Get Free Gifts": Beware of the New Scam - Walla! TECH

2021-03-05T09:52:34.533Z

Did you receive a "Get free gifts" message on WhatsApp? The message offers one chance to receive free gifts. The new scam promises free gifts in exchange for you filling out a survey and distributing it to 5 groups or 20 people. Of course there are no free gifts, so keep your information safe from these scams



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"Get Free Gifts": Beware of the new scam

Did you receive a "Get free gifts" message on WhatsApp?

The message offers one chance to receive free gifts.

The new scam promises free gifts in exchange for you filling out a survey and distributing it to 5 groups or 20 people.

Of course there are no free gifts, so keep your information safe from these scams

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Friday, 05 March 2021, 11:21 Updated: 11:46

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"Receive free gifts. You have one chance to receive free gifts!", Reads a message sent thousands to dozens of times in the last day.

The announcement states that a new Samsung Galaxy can be won, only if "you complete a survey to improve the quality of service for users."

This is a scam that has been recurring for several months in various forms.

"This is another phishing campaign that tries to trick user information into soliciting victims to download various apps from sources other than official app stores. The public plays an important role in distributing the campaign as it is the distribution model based on the victim's desire to win the coveted mobile device. "Encourage the public to install apps that may condemn more information and worsen the experience of using a cell phone with annoying advertisements," said Lotem Finkelstein, director of cyber intelligence at Check Point.

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No, there are no free gifts and this is a scam (Photo: screenshot, screenshot)

The information security company ESET Israel said that after answering the questions, the user is congratulated on his activity, and now he has three attempts to find the gift from about 12 gift packages presented to him.

They further explained that the message is distributed because after the user has won the prize, he is asked to spread the message via WhatsApp to 5 groups or 20 members.

Finally, the last task has to be completed and that is to click on the "Register" button and take another action.

Do not follow the link and of course - do not distribute it (Photo: screenshot, screenshot)

The information security company ESET Israel added: "After the user clicks to perform the last action, he comes to another site where a window actually opens asking him to confirm the display of alerts. This is where the activity's catch is located. While browsing the browser and also while using other apps, which will probably interfere with the proper course of browsing. The very request to share the content with other members strengthens the traffic to this page. It is very important to be aware and not cooperate with activities This is a scam. "

This is how you will guard against fraud

  • Check Point shared the following tips to protect against online scams:

  • There are no free gifts - offers that look too good to be true, are not true.

    And will usually be required to provide details and allow access to sensitive information and ultimately nothing stands behind this promise.

  • Avoid installing apps that do not originate in the official app stores.

    Cellular companies filter a significant percentage of the threats found in malicious applications.

  • Cellular security product - given the high popularity of mobile devices, and the vast amount of information we share about them also requires security against hacking.

    Existing products today are cheap and accessible through the app stores and can prevent hacking into your mobile device.

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