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WhatsApp: Meet the new scam that promises a coffee maker as a prize

Authorities investigate this type of crime.

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WhatsApp is the leading instant messaging app with more than 2 billion users worldwideIt is used by criminals to carry out frauds.

Through a series of messages Criminals promise their victims on WhatsApp that they can win a Nespresso coffee machine in exchange for completing a survey Since they have to answer some questions, they have to do so through a link that they have to access.

As part of the form, people must include their personal data, which is the real target of criminals, as at no time will a person get a prize.

The scam also implies that once a survey is complete, people have to share it a certain number of times among their personal contacts.

According to the National Institute of Cyber ​​Security of SpainOnce you enter the link provided by the criminals, a fraudulent website is opened, and the Nespresso brand logo can be seenlike the picture of a supposed coffeepot that the victim can get once they have answered the questions.

After completing the survey, a message will appear reading that the person has 3 chances to win a pot of coffee, so he must choose among 9 boxes that will appear on the screen.

Once you select any of them, the page warns that the user has failed and that they must try again. After making the second attempt, it displays a message telling them that the person is the winner and that in order to claim the prize, they must share the contest link with other people.

Later, he was asked to complete another survey, in which the victim could receive an alleged prize of nearly $1,000. In this case, they ask the person to enter their personal data into a second web form.

Although it has not yet been possible to identify those responsible for this new fraud scheme, it is known that The data obtained through WhatsApp can then be marketed on the Internet. They can also be used to carry out targeted attacks that give access to the bank accounts of victims.

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