Don’t post your date of birth on social media. Fraudsters come up with a new Update
Practice shows that any open information from social networks can be in the hands of scammers. Even if it is such, at first glance, a harmless thing, like a date of birth. It has recently been used by attackers to deceive overly gullible citizens.
Actually, the scheme is obscenely simple – scammers filter social networks by date of birth and send messages to everyone born on a certain day. Typically, criminals imitate a mailing from a mobile operator that congratulates the subscriber on the holiday and offers to double any amount sent to the account.
In the same message, a link to a fake operator site is attached. The victim goes through it and throws money allegedly to his number, but in fact the entire amount is sent to scammers. But that’s half the trouble. Some sites, when replenishing, also steal bank card data, if suddenly a person had the imprudence to enter them, and this is fraught with the loss of much more money.
Fraudsters work both on social networks and by e-mail. Therefore, always be on your guard, do not rush to respond to dubious messages and, moreover, do not follow incomprehensible links, even if they were sent to you by a supposedly verified company. Then you will not be afraid of any divorce.