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WhatsApp is the leading instant messaging app with more than 2 billion users worldwide. It is used by criminals to carry out frauds.
Through a series of messages Criminals promise their victims that they can win a Nespresso coffee machine in exchange for completing a survey Since they have to answer some questions, they have to do so through a link that they have to access.
As part of the payroll, people It must include your personal data, which is the real target of criminalsbecause the person will not get a prize at any time.
The scam also implies that once a survey is complete, people have to share it a certain number of times among their personal contacts.
According to Spain’s National Cyber Security Institute Once you enter the link provided by the criminals, a fraudulent website is opened Both the Nespresso brand logo and an image of the alleged coffee machine can be displayed, which the victim can have once they have answered the questions.
After completing the survey, a message will appear reading that the person has 3 chances to win a pot of coffee, so he must choose among 9 boxes that will appear on the screen.
Once you select any of them, the page warns that the user has failed and that they must try again. After making the second attempt, it displays a message telling them that the person is the winner and that in order to claim the prize, they must share the contest link with other people.
Later Another questionnaire is required to be completed, in which the victim can receive an alleged prize of approximately $1,000. In this case, they ask the person to enter their personal data into a second web form.
Although it has not yet been possible to identify those responsible for this new fraud scheme, it is known that The data obtained through this system can then be marketed on the Internet. They can also be used to carry out targeted attacks that give access to the bank accounts of victims.
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