Voyager, Amazon, Costco, Walmart, and Louis Vuitton — Top Phishing Scams of the Week
This week we’ve found a large number of scams that you need to watch out for, including ones relating to Voyager, Amazon, Costco, Walmart, and Louis Vuitton. Would you have been able to spot all the scams?
Phishing is one of the most commonly used tactics by scammers. Conventionally, while impersonating famous brands, they send out fake text messages and emails containing phishing links and try to entice you into opening them with various lies.
In such phishing schemes, the links will take you to fake log-in pages that appear to belong to various brands. These pages require you to submit log-in credentials to download a software update, change account settings, or whatever other tasks the scammers have asked you to complete. Here are some examples:
Voyager Account Phishing
Business internet and phone provider Voyager has had its customers targeted by a recent phishing scheme:
By sending out fake billing notices, scammers trick you into opening the attachment to check the details. However, once you click on the attachment, a Microsoft log-in page will appear, prompting you to submit log-in credentials.
The scammers’ ultimate goal is to steal your personal information — they’ll record everything you enter on these fake pages and use it to commit cybercrimes: e.g., hack into your bank account or steal your identity. Don’t let them!
Voyager has already published a notice on its website, warning users of…
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