It’s a well-known fact that frauds abound in all spheres of life. Even if you are a cautious person, you might still be scammed. The con artists cleverly trick you so that you can’t see their real faces. Nowadays, fewer people work as con artists since everyone has access to the world’s communications infrastructure.
The top five scams involving the ongoing FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 have been listed by international cybersecurity firm Kaspersky.
Millions of football fans from around the world eagerly await the World Cup. Scammers take advantage of this critical period and exploit soccer supporters’ enthusiasm using several techniques.
In a recent blog post, Kaspersky shared the top five scams capitalising on the World Cup Qatar 2022 after its experts analysed World Cup-related phishing websites from around the globe designed to steal users’ identifying and banking data.
First off, since tickets for this year’s event can only be bought digitally, scammers have become immensely wealthy by creating phony websites to sell fake tickets. The study claims that;
“Kaspersky experts discovered many phishing pages advertising tickets for FIFA matches. Users will undoubtedly lose money, financial information, and personal information on these websites.
The second most frequent kind of fraud is gift fraud. Researchers at Kaspersky claim to have found phishing URLs that advertise the possibility of winning two World Cup tickets. Frequently, every consumer ends up being a “lucky” winner and only needs to cover the delivery cost.
User data theft through phony FIFA-related retail stores is the third type of fraud. Through the use of team T-shirts, phone covers featuring well-known players, and autographed soccer balls, scammers may be able to persuade users into disclosing personal information or sending money.
Crypto and NFT fraud is the fourth type of World Cup-related fraud. “The active proliferation of numerous crypto frauds, which primarily take advantage of the popularity of NFTs, has been a distinguishing aspect of the danger landscape on the eve of the 2022 World Cup,” said Kaspersky.
These schemes may prompt users to wager on a game to earn cryptocurrencies or NFTs. They will ask users for their crypto wallet credentials to facilitate direct prize transfers. Once they get the wallet details, fraudsters will empty users’ wallets and any funds.
Fraudulent Cryptocurrency Investing
“Fraudulent cryptocurrency investing is another scam. Fraudsters aggressively produce actual coins and lure investors in by promising the victim the possibility of currency growth. In practice, they are never successful, and people have paid money on undeveloped products, “stated the post.
Eventually, users must be aware of fraudulent lodgings and flights. The phishing pages might aim to deceive visitors from inputting their credit information by pretending to be airline websites advertising tickets to Doha, according to Kaspersky analysts.
But consumers should always double-check links before clicking them and avoid unproven, new businesses. Otherwise, they could be badly scammed by cruel scammers.