The phishing does not stop on the network, and now it is the turn of another dangerous scam where supposedly Orange gives away a mobile for its anniversary The mobile that is given away, which we already anticipate is a lie, is an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy, the two most valued brands in the current technological panorama.
From the official Twitter account, the orange operator has raised a cry to heaven, due to the number of people affected by an ad that impersonates Orange's identity and promises that they are going to give away a mobile for their anniversary.
In a clear and direct message alert of deception and show two screenshots where the scam can be seen.
As they indicate, it is a message that appears when browsing the Internet and that encourages us to click to enter and win the prize. There are many times that we have talked about phishing on the web.
On this occasion, the operator is the victim and apparently the modus operandi does not differ much from all those that we have already discussed on the web, that is, a link where we are asked to enter the contact information.
That information, we already anticipate that it is not to send the prize, but that these data will be sold to companies, hackers, and others Mostly for illicit purposes.
In the comments of said tweet, users comment that this phishing has happened to them with other companies such as Vodafone and Movistar.
We are going to take advantage of this article to point out some simple tricks to detect a case of phishing:
- Look at the web link, if it is the official one or not.
- Enlarge the screen and see if the images and texts that appear are pixelated.
- Check if the greeting and farewell are personalized or not.
- Detect misspellings or inconsistent information.
But the most important advice is distrust, since nothing is free on the Internet, and if it is free, it is that our data are the price. And from now on we anticipate that no one is going to give us a mobile phone or a smartwatch for the simple fact of entering our name or postal address.
The most common phishing is through WhatsApp hoaxes or scam emails. Detecting scams is not an easy task, but if you check our website, you will find many tips.