$1,000 Walmart Gift Card Scam Inflates Your Phone Bill

We have seen crooked Walmart gift card offers before, but now and then I run across one that's craftier than earlier versions. And as usual, you do not get the gift card, but a high dose of heartache instead. Currently, on several social media sites the scam tells you that you have been selected to receive a free (yeah sure) $1,000 Walmart card.

The only thing you need to do is click on this link and enter the “FREE” code. Oh, they throw in some artificial scarcity as "only 116 cards available" so act fast. Once the link is clicked, you are taken to a site where you need to enter the code. But wait, there's more, now you need to answer something else, with ultimately the bonus: your cell phone number! Once you enter that, the scammers are off to the races with your money, as the fine print states: "Cost $13,20 every 2days + $13.20 join. 25c per message sent. Carriage fees may apply. Celeb VIP subscription content for your phone: 1x daily joke, funny video, games, celebrity news & ringtone.” Cha-ching! Full post at Hoax Slayer

Consumers at the house should also have Security Awareness Training so they do not fall for these tricks!

Don’t get hacked by social media phishing attacks!

Many of your users are active on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Cybercriminals use these platforms to scrape profile information of your users and organization to create targeted spear phishing campaigns in an attempt to hijack accounts, damage your organization's reputation, or gain access to your network.

KnowBe4’s Social Media Phishing Test is a complimentary IT security tool that helps you identify which users in your organization are vulnerable to these types of phishing attacks that could put your users and organization at risk.

SPT-monitorHere's how the Social Media Phishing Test works:

  • Immediately start your test with your choice of three social media phishing templates
  • Choose the corresponding landing page your users see after they click
  • Show users which red flags they missed or send them to a fake login page
  • Get a PDF emailed to you in 24 hours with your percentage of clicks and data entered

Go Phishing Now!

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