If I mention "WhatsApp scam" and "Zara coupons", you probably think that you are suffering a dejavú and that this, or something similar, you have already experienced. However, the truth is that this is not the case, and as inconceivable as it may be, the police have discovered a new scam that mixes these two elements to attract the attention of the most unsuspecting with the intention of taking over their data.
It is not the first time that it happens nor, unfortunately, it will be the last, so we strongly recommend that you continue reading this short post, in which I promise not to roll, to prevent hackers from getting your personal data.
The WhatsApp scam that promises € 150 coupons at Zara
The popularity of WhatsApp has made it one of the favorite channels of cyber criminals to spread its scams and malware. One of the most effective ways to achieve your goals is to attract the attention of your potential victims through fake gift coupons from well-known brands.
The last of these campaigns, which you may have also seen circulate on Facebook, encourages users to get up to 150 euros off at Zara, however, it is a LIE. Zara does not participate in this promotion and it is a complete scam, just like the national police itself warns on your Twitter profile.
The new scam features a operation similar to other scams Of which we have already warned you on other occasions. After receiving a message that includes a link (both on Facebook and WhatsApp), the victim accesses a fake website where they are asked three simple questions. Subsequently, the system requests that I send an invitation to 7 contacts or 3 WhatsApp groups and thus you can receive your prize. Instead, however, criminals will obtain your data, try to install malware on your device, and subscribe you to premium services, enriching themselves at the cost of your bill.
This type of fraud They are really common, also making inappropriate use of other brands and businesses. Therefore, it is best mistrust, do not click on any link and, in case of doubt, visit the official website of said brand or ask this brand through social networks to check if it has really launched that promo you have received