October 20, 2021
Business

Beware these WhatsApp chat scams

For nearly a year, scammers have been taking advantage of the disruption in deliveries to convince users to open malicious email attachments with the aim to steal money and credit card details, according to global cybersecurity and digital privacy company, Kaspersky.

And during Q2 2021 not only has this trend continued, but the cybercriminals have become more adept at localising their spam mailings, it said.

Users experienced a surge in invoices in different languages asking for money related to anything from customs duties to shipment costs. With these mailings, victims are often taken to a fake website, where they risk not only losing money but also sharing bank card details.

Examples of fraudulent delivery emails

Cybercriminals also launched websites that appeared to offer people the chance to buy parcels that could not reach the intended recipients. Such websites were set up…

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