The Postal Police launches an alarm on its Facebook account: pay attention to quizzes on Facebook, you may find subscriptions activated
New scam on Facebook. And as always to raise the alarm is the social account Commissariato di PS Online - Italy, one of the official Facebook profiles of the Postal Police. Hackers are back in action and have targeted quizzes on Mark Zuckerberg's social network.
Facebook offers a lot of extra activities to its users. Not only photos and videos, but also the possibility to play nice video games, participate in quizzes or consult the horoscope. The only problem is that in most cases, in order to find out what your weekly horoscope will be like or discover the meaning of your name, you are forced to access platforms outside of Facebook. And it is on these platforms that hackers start their scam. The latest scam lures users by assuring them that the meaning of their name will be explained to them, but in the end they end up with an unsolicited subscription installed on their smartphone.
How to protect yourself from the scam
A very clever scam that has been concocted by the attackers, who bet on the curiosity of users to find out what their name means. Once the service has been used, the user will find themselves with a subscription on their smartphone that will deduct money directly from their phone account. If you are a victim of this scam, you should call your carrier immediately and have your subscription deactivated and request the return of the stolen money.