Online frauds have been on the rise since the pandemic broke out over the world. According to security researchers, WhatsApp users have been cautioned about a new delivery fraud that has been going around recently. Scammers use WhatsApp to send messages containing harmful links informing consumers of their online orders. Innocent users fall prey to scammers and lose all of their savings.
Kaspersky Lab’s Russian security specialists have issued a warning regarding parcel delivery scams. The attackers pretended to be executives from online delivery companies, according to researchers. They then notify the user that a package has been delivered to their address. The procedure, however, is not as simple as it appears. The fraudsters then instruct the consumers to continue the process by clicking on the URL included in the message. They are asked to pay a little fee for the merchandise to be delivered safely to their home.
“One of the most typical tactics this quarter has been expected deliveries requesting payment by the recipient. The reasons for billing email firms’ can range from customs duties to shipping costs. Trying to cover the cost of the service. The victim was brought to a false website as compensation fraud at the time, where they risked not only losing the money (which might be much more than mentioned in the email) but also distributing their credit card information, according to Kaspersky Lab.
When the user clicks on the link, he is directed to a false website where he is requested to enter his bank account information to make a modest payment. This occurs when the buyer has forgotten all about his internet order.
NOTE: – Never click on a link that doesn’t contain a valid website address or appears to be suspicious. To keep such hazards, such as phishing, at bay, it is recommended that you install a security solution.
Credit – Komal Sharma