Who wouldn't want to have an iPhone Xs and pay only 1 euro for it? Exploiting this desire, mysterious cybercriminals are scamming dozens of users online
"Repetita iuvant" said the Latins and never better maxim can be applied today to the web. Especially if we refer to the many scam advertisements that populate the social networks and designed to mislead the largest number of people.
The latest of this kind is peeping out in recent days on Facebook and urges users to search for a numerical code on Google to win an iPhone Xs. As it is easy to imagine, it is the most classic of the phishing "hooks": Internet users are induced to "give away" their data to hackers and not only. In cases like these, the other old adage should come into play: "Too good to be true...". Unfortunately, however, it is not always so and there are more and more who fall for it.
An iPhone Xs for one euro?
As mentioned, in recent days on Facebook is circulating a post that invites you to enter a specific alphanumeric code in Google and, subsequently, to click on the first item in the list that appears. According to this phantom message, this operation would allow you to receive as soon as possible and by courier a shiny new iPhone Xs at the price of only one euro. The following is the text of the offending message:
"Hello everyone;3 A few days ago, I heard an announcement on the radio about how easy it was to win the brand new iPhone XS! Just type the code > HYK454BAR < into Google and click on the first available link at the top! Then, you will need to fill out the registration form and wait until the company contacts the participant. 😀 It's simple! 🙂 Yesterday, the courier brought the package containing the brand new iPhone XS 256 GB 🙂 I recommend it and suggest you hurry up, because the offer is apparently very limited."
How the iPhone Xs for 1 euro scam works
A web page opens at this point presenting the tempting offer which you can join by filling out the form with your personal data. This is where the real scam happens: as soon as we have finished entering the data we will begin to receive a long series of SMS. And it's not to ask for a shipping address or to compliment us: it's the activation messages for expensive subscription services that are difficult to cancel and drain your cell phone account. What's more, your Facebook profile will become a vector for telematic infection and will spread the offending message to all your contacts, making it easier to claim new victims.