"Congratulations, you won the iPhone 13": The scam that drives Instagram users crazy
Are you also tagging fake Instagram accounts in the last day?
You are not alone: a new scam promises Israeli users to win an iPhone 13 - but as expected, this is an attempt to steal their credit card information.
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Yinon Ben Shoshan
Saturday, 22 January 2022, 18:42 Updated: 19:00
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Instagram (Photo: Walla! Technology, Yinon Ben-Shoshan)
No, you did not win the iPhone 13:
A new and particularly exhausting phishing attack is driving crazy Instagram users in Israel.
In the last day, fake profiles tag Israeli accounts and promise them to receive the coveted "prize" - if they only pay a few shekels.
Unfortunately, some of the recipients certainly believed in the scam.
How It Works?
The profile includes a link, in which the user is required to provide personal details - including an email address and credit card number - in order to pay the shipping cost.
But from that moment on, the card details are with the attacker - who can use it freely.
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"You won the iPhone 13": The scam on Instagram (Photo: screenshot)
"This is a scam aimed at stealing financial details (in our case, credit cards)," Tom Malka, a cyber-threat intelligence researcher, told Walla!
"The tagging leads to a page that leads to a web page that passes the surfer a scenario that simulates a fabricated win."
"After that, the 'winner' is required to pay a small sum of NIS 10 for the shipment, and there the credit information is stolen," Malka adds.
"Recommends anyone who has inadvertently given out their credit information to cancel immediately."
Want them to stop tagging you?
This is what you need to do
Go to Instagram's profile
Click Settings> Privacy
Then select People You Follow
This is what you need to do - tag only people you follow (Photo: Screenshot)
A video guide can be found on the Instagram page
Privacy and security