This nasty new email scam tricks victims into calling scammers
Experts at security firm Kaspersky warn of a new wave of voice phishing scams that make rounds targeting users with extravagant purchase requests.
According to the company, an unknown criminal is impersonating a well-known hardware and software maker to “warn” people about buying gaming laptops, Apple smartwatches, and software licenses.
Whatever the product, the value of the purchase is usually quite high and is intended to scare the victim and call the number provided in the email. When the victim takes food and rings the number, the attacker attempts to extract valuable or personal information over the phone or force the victim to install malware.
“This particular type of spam email does not contain a link, but it does contain a phone number that will ask the victim to call you if you change or cancel your order. If you make a phone call, a scammer may try to steal your login credentials for financial services and bank…