2. Products are offered for values that do not match reality. They are usually extremely attractive prices or financing options are included that are not found in the market.
“These ads promote great deals on expensive products like TVs, computers and cell phones, motorcycles, etc., which should be a second red flag (in addition to the domain) for the user: the prices are too good to be ignored. real. For example, a Reddit user commented that he came to the site for an offer of an electric scooter for only 160,000 Colombian pesos, the equivalent of 42 US dollars,” says Martina López, the company’s Computer Security Investigator, in relation to the incident. of Free Market.
3. Messages that request certain actions. Sometimes cybercriminals send emails or messages where the user is asked to enter their account to perform a certain action, which may be to certify an alleged purchase or update their data. The unsuspecting victim clicks on the sent link and is redirected to a bogus site where the information is stolen from them as mentioned above.
What precautionary measures to take
1. Always check the URL of the pages you enter
2. Carry out a complete web search to see if the offer received by mail, message or whatever is real.
3. Report any security incident so that it is not repeated in the future. Make the complaint in court as well as report the sites in question so that they are alert and notify users or share relevant information to avoid this type of scam.
4. Have strong passwords and second factor authentication enabled on all accounts.