As the world is rapidly using digital technology and the cyber world is expanding rapidly, fraudulent are always finding new ways and tricks to lure people into their trap.
Now as Amul, India’s go-to dairy brand is celebrating its 75th anniversary year, scamsters are milking all the opportunity to steal personal data through a ‘free gift’ link.
The link (http://flimlazy.top/) titled Amul 75th Anniversary Celebration Free Gift Link, has been circulating on WhatsApp that promises free gifts to random users in exchange of clicking on the right box containing the gift.
“Through the questionnaire, you have a chance to get a Free Gift, All you have to do – is guess which box is containing the gift! You can try up to 3 times,” reads the message that pops up after clicking the link.
The users are asked to open the boxes to claim their free gifts. If the user “wins”, he or she is asked to share the link with five other WhatsApp groups or 20 friends, to be able to claim the gift.
Cyber experts strictly advise against clicking on such links. Experts told Cyberplanet that the ‘Amul free gift’ link contains a virus and could be used by fraudsters to get access to the user’s personal data and eventually his or her bank details.
The link (http://flimlazy.top/) is also not from the original site of Amul, Cyberplanet confirmed.
Experts said that hackers can use the link to install a malware on the user’s phone or computer and those who have already clicked on it may have already risked their personal and banking data. Users who get the link are advised to report it as a scam to WhatsApp and block it immediately.