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Black Friday themed Amazon Voucher scam

Xue Yang, Security Researcher, Websense | Nov. 28, 2014
The Websense ThreatSeeker Intelligence Cloud has detected Amazon voucher scams using Black Friday Gift Card themes as a lure.

Summary
CPA style scams that leverage the reputation of popular companies like Amazon and use topical themes to fool their victims remain common amongst cybercriminals, providing a quick and easy way for them to generate revenue. While these campaigns are usually not malicious by nature they pose a significant risk to users who may give out personal information, making them a more viable target for future attacks.

 

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