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Saturday, 14 October 2017

Do you want a free iPhone? Stop searching it on Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp ...

It may seem like a no-brainer but it's worth remembering: no one gives away the iPhone for free , even if they try to convince you otherwise. The iPhone 8 is already on sale and the iPhone X will be out in 3 weeks, ideal time for the scammers to cast their hook with the trick to give you a free iPhone for information and broadcast. Also, do not cut a hair: Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp ... any platform with popularity is worth.

Simply do a quick search on Facebook to find dozens of groups that offer free iPhone in exchange for filling out a survey and inviting friends. Try it yourself and you will see that of places promise the best mobile of the market in websites of dubious origin and pyramidal structures.

According to ZeroFox researcher Phil Tully, finding these scams has not been complicated:

    Anywhere they offer you iPhone for free. As soon as you see it, turn on all your alarms. The possibility of being legal is quite low.

And there are many, many more. A report published by ZeroFox has given up to 532 pages via Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Google+ with a similar tactic . The simplest attacks are to ask for "likes" or "follows" that can be used or sold to introduce us in more cloudy places from where they will try to extract us more information.

Of all those websites, 72 of them contained malware links. Most of them required users to fill in forms to participate in the raffle, then use them in social engineering or supplant identity , which is known as phising.

Although Zerofox reports that it focuses on social networking platforms, if you do the same test on Google you will see how tremendously easy it is to hit the same type of hook : with complex contracts, conducting surveys to test products ...

Facebook ensures a series of automated systems to scan and detect fraud, and there are tools for users to report them. Once reported, in less than a day they are often discharged. But they reappear like mushrooms. The best weapon to avoid it? Common sense.

Via | The Verge 

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