Online scammers have started to use new scheme of deception of Internet users, said the head of the Department of innovative brand protection Group-IB’s Andrei Basargin.
According to the expert, actions of criminals called “the White rabbit”, as it implies a range of safe, at first glance, the actions of the users. The cyber fraudsters, on behalf of the star or using pseudoelastic subjects asked to take the survey on the website, supposedly belonging to a Bank or mobile operator.
Then the e-mail user to send a notification about a certain win with the link — opening it, the unsuspecting citizen gets into a “black hole”, as the White rabbit from the tale “Alice in Wonderland”. The scammers offer to test payment and are asking for credit card information or online account.
In the end, the victim of fraud is deprived of funds, and to monitor such fraud is difficult: each individual step is not suspicious.
According to busargina arts critic, in the second half of 2019 each site with the fake polls is visited daily by 6.5 thousand Russians. The number of victims of the scams and the total amount of losses is unknown, write “news”.
Earlier experts named effective ways to protect your finances from scams.
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