Fraudsters prey on Amazon and PayPal users. You can lose thousands of zlotys!

A trap so tempting that you want to fall into it

Cybercriminals are constantly developing their methods, and their latest activities are aimed at PayPal and Amazon users. We tell you how to defend yourself against fraudster attacks.

More reports of cybercriminal attacks have appeared on the Internet, targeting users of two global services through which hundreds of millions of dollars flow every day. It's about PayPal and Amazon.

AI is already helping cybercriminals

Online fraudsters use automated calls to computer-generated voices to inform potential victims of fake transactions, such as debiting €993 or receiving Bitcoins. After establishing contact, at a later stage of the criminal activity, these people are further manipulated by real people who provide “credible” explanations, often using previously stolen personal data.

One scam scenario is the promise of receiving Bitcoins by pressing a button in the message. After this step, victims make direct contact with fraudsters who take control of their devices using remote software such as AnyDesk, Iperius Remote or TeamViewer.

Don't download suspicious files!

Under the pretext of help, criminals install malware or steal data.

A similar method is used in fake Amazon calls. Customers are being informed of an alleged unauthorized purchase of €499 gift vouchers and encouraged to download remote software to cancel the transaction.

People who fall victim to such scams should immediately change their passwords, contact their bank or credit card company and report the incident to the police.

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