Web scam

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Social media networks are a great way for people to connect, keep in touch, update friends and family, but also a great place to spread fraudulent offers.Cybercriminals continuously take advantage of social media networks, like Facebook, to make money by spreading fake shopping deals.You most likely have a few favorite online stores and are probably cautious when purchasing products elsewhere, which is why cybercriminals choose to spread scams like this on Facebook — to reach a new target audience they otherwise wouldn’t.People are also likely to be more susceptible to phishing attempts when they are in an environment they know very well and is shared by their friends and relatives.The information we get from “whois” proves that this is not a Nike subsidiary or even a regular business.We don’t know who the registrant is, the website is only a few days old, and it was registered in China.

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The shorter the domain name, the less attention it gets. If we look into the registrant of the domain, using the publicly available tool called “whois”, we get more useful information.

The number of times we blocked people from accessing the websites is low, which may be a result of people marking the posts as spam to Facebook, and Facebook taking them down.

The cybercriminals behind the scam use a simple technique to trick users into thinking that the online shop is the real deal.

People may have stopped using the account or haven’t logged in for a long time and may not be aware that someone else gained access.

A common problem is the reckless sharing of your personal data with careless third-party developers on a platform such as Facebook.

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