• WhatsApp scam revealed
  • WhatsApp scam revealed

WhatsApp scam revealed

WhatsApp scam revealed, avoid this offer at all costs

THE LATEST WhatsApp scam has been revealed, which looks to steal a user’s personal details through an innocent-looking new offer.

 A new gift card scam has arrived on WhatsApp and WhatsApp Web, targeting those willing to fill out a survey to unlock a £250 gift card.
Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is now warning customers the new scam that is currently being shared on the popular messaging app.
Users are being offered the chance to get a £250 gift card by filling out a survey and passing it along to 10 of their contacts.
Unfortunately, there is nothing official about this new message, which is actually a way for cyber thieves to gain personal data from unsuspecting users.
The advice from Sainsbury’s is simple, “This isn’t an official Sainsbury’s communication and you should ignore/delete it without replying.”
The sophisticated scam tricks users by showing a what appears to be the correct Sainsbury’s website URL, however on closer inspection it’s actually a scam webpage designed to trick WhatsApp users.
A spokesperson for Sainsbury’s told Express.co.uk,”We are aware of the issue and are advising customers to delete the message.”
The personal data is stolen by the website installing cookies on the victim’s smartphone, or downloading a browser extension which can be used to serve more adverts to them – generating revenue for the cybercriminals.
ESET security specialist Mark James told Express.co.uk: “Sadly people still fall for these types of scams, they are tricked and teased into following a link from their favourite social media app without actually recognising the dangers.
“They are usually presented with an offer of freebies with little or no effort on their own behalf.
“Once on the page all manner of malware could potentially await them, this could include but is not limited to potential phishing attacks to obtain your personal or private information, installation of malware, harvesting your details for spam attacks or displaying inappropriate pictures or videos.”

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