Beware of tricks to get information, “hack” account money
Sharing with VietNamNet, an expert from the Anti-Phishing project (a non-profit organization) said that in the past few days, this group has continuously discovered many fake websites created with the purpose of deceiving information. user’s card information.
The tricks of the guys Cheat is the process of reaching users through advertising messages. These messages often have content offering to withdraw cash via credit card with low cost and quick time to receive money. The purpose of the bad guy is to trick the victim into clicking on the link that leads to the attached fake website.
Through statistics, in just a short time, experts of the Anti-Phishing project have discovered 60 fake websites with the same “motif”.
Some typical fake websites can be mentioned as quethe-mpos247[.]com, quethe-mposcard247[.]com, quethe-tindungmpos247[.]com, quethe247mpos[.]com, ruttientindung-mposonline[.]com,…
The common feature of these fake websites is that they all contain the keyword “mpos”. This is the name of a type of payment device capable of reading cards and making payments on mobile platforms. mPOS machines are often equipped by shops and kiosks to provide cashless payment services to customers.
Taking advantage of the popularity of this form of payment, scammers have developed fake websites to trick users into visiting.
In case users trust and actively enter information such as cardholder name, card number, CVV code on the website, bad guys will get this information. They will use this card information to conduct online payment transactions and “hack” all account balances.
An expert from the Anti-fraud project said that taking advantage of the “thirst” for cash of users, the closer to the Lunar New Year, the more scams of this type bloom.
Usually bad guys will make cross-border payment transactions to find ways to “launder money”. The tracking of criminals by the authorities therefore encounters many difficulties.
It is recommended that users never click on unknown links, especially those sent from strangers.
To protect themselves, users can follow a small tip below. First go to Chrome browser > select the 3 dots > Settings > Privacy and security > Security > Advanced > enable the Use secure domain name system (DNS) option > select OpenDNS.
In the case of trot filling out card information on a fake website, users need to immediately call the switchboard to lock the card, or find the card lock function on the bank’s mobile application. Card users should also actively install transaction limits on these applications themselves to limit possible damage if they accidentally become victims of scammers.