202224 Nov

Walmart Gift Card Scam

Summary

Rogue websites are using Black Friday to trick visitors into exposing sensitive information or making fraudulent payments. The dubious site will show a pop-up window claiming that users have three attempts to pick the right box out of the eight presents shown on the main page. The con artists will then ask each user to prove their identity by informing their email address and then completing the ID verification process. The fraudsters can then exploit the collected details to take over victims accounts, impersonate them as part of various fraudulent activities, or simply sell the credentials to interested third parties. Many schemes of this type also ask their victims to pay bogus shipping, administration or other fees, as a prerequisite for receiving the non-existent rewards.

Source: Enigmasoftware

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