A malicious bot called GiftGhostBot is seeking to compromise gift cards purchased and activated by consumers across nearly 1,000 websites.
David Bisson reports.
Are Walmart and Ikea *really* giving away gift cards via Twitter? And, if so, would they want you to vote for your favourite character from a low-brow reality TV show?
It is Tesco’s turn to find its brand being abused by Facebook scammers, pretending that they have gift cards and vouchers for free shopping at the popular British supermarket.
Yet another scam is spreading rapidly on Facebook, this time claiming to offer a free £500 Argos gift card to British shoppers.
Remember to always think twice before sharing “special offer” links with your friends!
Messages are spreading rapidly between Facebook users about alleged ASDA Gift Vouchers, offering free shopping to “celebrate” the British supermarket chain’s “birthday”.
Beware free iTunes gift card spammers on Twitter – and learn how to fight back against them.
Facebook users are being tricked into helping scammers earn money, in the mistaken belief that they will receive a free $25 Apple iTunes Giftcard.
Cybercriminals are attempting to infect email users by spamming out a Trojan horse, posing as a gift card from a friend.
You may have to hand over a lot of personal information in return for a $100 gift card at Subway. Make sure you aren’t helping the message spread to your Facebook friends.