Kaspersky uncovers fraudulent schemes for iPhone pre-order

Kaspersky uncovers fraudulent schemes for iPhone pre-order

Following Apple’s recent presentation of the company’s updates and the iPhone 12 launch, Kaspersky experts have uncovered dozens of suspicious resources around the world, which allegedly offered to pre-order the new smartphone. In reality, however, there may be many more such resources and schemes.

The websites typically include a ‘call to action’ for the user to leave a prepayment or some personal information. If the victim falls for the scheme, all the data and money go to the scammers. Interestingly, on most of the resources, users were not just offered to place a pre-order, but were also motivated to participate in a win-win lottery promoting that they could win a new iPhone. For this purpose it was necessary for the user to answer some questions and following that, the user was redirected to the next poll (and so on).

“We’d like to remind users that messages about pre-orders should be checked in reliable sources. At the same time, do not follow the links from suspicious letters or messages in messengers and social networks, as well as participate in suspicious lotteries. It is recommended to install a reliable security solution with actual databases of phishing and spam resources, such as Kaspersky Total Security,” said Tatyana Sidorina, Security Researcher, Kaspersky.

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