Big events are still a claim for many avid news users, especially when it comes to their national soccer team. During this summer the Soccer World Cup will be held in Brazil and, aware of the interest it arouses among fans, have not been slow to prepare their campaigns to catch some unwary. Although we are still starting the year, in our laboratory we have already begun to receive the Cameroon Mobile Database first samples of fraudulent or scam emails that try to convince us that we have won a significant amount of money and invite us to claim it as soon as possible.
History of a recurring scam
This particular “FIFA virus” has been a recurring thing for years and is a variation of other similar scams that pose as legitimate organizations such as banks or companies like Microsoft to gain the trust of users.
In fact, we have already talked about this type of scam on previous occasions, although it never hurts to remember them. Nigerian scams, as they are usually known, have been one of the most used threats by since almost the beginning of the Internet and, despite the fact that they have been warned of the deception they represent on countless occasions, there are still quite a few users they fall into the trap.
If we take the case we discussed today as an example, we see how the usual guidelines are followed to try to convince the user to bite.
Discovering the deception
Apparently, what is asked of us in exchange for becoming millionaires is not a big deal, just our contact information, profession and age. But this is more than enough for an elaborate mechanism to be put in place, usually with several people involved, who will try to steal as much money as possible.
Because if we reply to this email, we will immediately be informed that we are indeed the winner of this award, but that in order to enter it, it is necessary to carry out previous procedures that have a cost. Obviously, this cost is negligible compared to the amount that we are supposed to receive and normally ranges from several hundred to a few thousand euros, depending on how long it takes for the poor unwary to realize that they are being scammed.
And so, after several exchanges of emails, phone calls and maybe even a meeting in person, the poor unsuspecting will end up with several hundred or thousands of euros less in his bank account and without the large prize.
From the ESET laboratory it is recommended to be wary of this type of email and, no matter how lucky we are, delete them as soon as we receive them. There are other more elaborate variants that, taking advantage of the current job insecurity, offer interesting job offers. However, these offers are also a hoax, so we must be careful and avoid falling into these types of traps.
In the Brother Cell Phone List meantime, if we really want to start enjoying the World Cup, despite the fact that there are still many months to go, the best thing is that we start to equip ourselves with the shirt of our favorite team and keep enough supplies in the form of snacks and soft drinks to when the World Cup event arrives. Believe us, you will need them.