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Know scams currently circulating on social networks

A suspicious message that asks for your phone number, a new friend on Facebook that sends strange links or emails requesting account information. There are some scams well known in the network, but every day out new offenses that can turn your mobile into a real coladero information.

Kaspersky Lab, private enterprise endpoint security solutions, has compiled a list of the five scams that are currently most widespread over the network.

These are the most common today:

Discount Coupons

A few weeks ago he began circulating a promotion by social networks, which ensured give a check users to answer a simple question, share the promotion and fill in some data. Obviously, this discount was a scam.

As confirmed from Karspersky Lab, there are many companies that have been used as a hook to these scams (Mercadona, Lidl, Zara, HM, El Corte Ingles, etc.).

The operation is always the same: they ask you to answer any questions that share supply and to fill in some data to win the coupon. The aim of these scams is to get the user data, mainly the phone to subscribe to services Premium SMS or email and personal information to deal with them.

Whatsapp GOLD

This scam may be familiar, since it is an old scam that has returned to circulate through the networks this summer.

The user downloads a new version of the popular instant messaging network promises to be better (ORO), but to give the phone the result is that it is enrolling a premium service with premium rate messages.

Whatsapp voice message in the email

We are not tired of repeating that it is best not to open emails that may seem dangerous or suspicious. This scam occurs when the user will get an email in which it is noted that one of his friends sent him a voice message WhatsApp.

 Pressing to download what is actually installed on your computer or mobile is a virus. Karspersky Lab emphasizes that Whatsapp has already made clear that they do not send text messages or emails. You only get one if you have previously contacted their support team.

Change the color of Facebook

Like the GOLD Whatsapp, this is an old scam that recirculates. Facebook users receive a message inviting them to change the blue color of the social network through which they prefer.

Clicking on the web from which supposedly this feature is changed is necessary to click on another link to download an application that finally calls the phone number the user to runs subscribing to the Premium SMS feared.

 Parcel shipments

If you buy online it is easier than fall for this scam. Cybercriminals send a message as if it were a company reporting a parcel shipping.

In the same email has a file that the user tends to download and containing malware. To avoid falling into this scam is best to look good the sender, which normally has a rare name that does not match the company that pretends to be.

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