Po­lice warn of What­sapp Zara scam

Costa Levante News - - NEWS -

Na­tional Po­lice have is­sued a warn­ing over a new 'phish­ing' scam on What­sapp.

Mes­sages are re­ceived on the pop­u­lar app claim­ing you can ob­tain a €150 or €500 voucher for Zara by click­ing on a link.

The mes­sage is not re­lated to the high street store giant and po­lice warn its main tar­get is 'phish­ing' - to ob­tain your per­sonal de­tails for other uses.

Na­tional Po­lice have warned users that the link only wants to ob­tain your de­tials, send you mal­mare viruses or sneek in pre­mium SMS text mes­sages.

Users are ad­vised to ig­nore the mes­sage or delete it com­pletely.

Ex­perts warn users that large com­pa­nies do not uses these meth­ods to pro­mote them­selves, and that the vast ma­jor­ity of such mes­sages are scams.

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