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Scammers use nasty tricks to lure customers into the subscription trap

Scammers use nasty tricks to lure customers into the subscription trap

attention! The emails are currently making the rounds about prizes that are said to come from Coop Bau + Hobby. If you fall in love with it, you lose a lot of money quickly.


The basics in brief

  • Fraudsters use a scam to steal sensitive data on behalf of Coop.
  • Coop is aware of the problem but has not yet taken any action.

Phishing refers to attemptsVia fake websites or private emails data To be accessed by users. Phishing emails are currently making the rounds, supposedly coming from Coop Bau + Hobby. This was confirmed by the National Cyber ​​Security Center (NCSC) at the request of

be first newsletter Submitted to an alleged competition – tracking notifications about an obvious prize: the DeWalt exercise.

Disgusting: while this newsletter usually in Spam emailsFolders, a large number of which currently make it into the regular mailbox. It is often categorized as “relevant”.

Scammers may steal credit card details

If you click on the supposed prize link, you will be taken to a fake page by barn Bau + Hobby has been redirected. There the user is asked to participate in the survey. In the FacebookSimilar to, there are also many fake reviews on this site, which are meant to encourage participation.

With phrases like “This is the best poll in the history of polls!” , or “This is a great product!”.

After scanning is completed, the address and phone number data must be stored. this alone data They are already very valuable to scammers.

But they go further: after entering their home address, the user is asked to enter their credit card details.

If you read the text in small font, you will see that you are subscribed to a shady website. This costs 128 euro monthly. As if that weren’t enough, credit card details are not likely to be misused in other ways.

Coop is silent on the number of customers affected

barn is the same Aware of the current wave of phishing: “We have received various reports, are analyzing them in detail and examining further possible steps,” says media spokesperson Caspar Frey. However, no steps have been taken yet. The retailer also does not disclose how many customers are affected.

But Coop isn’t the only victim of its trademark abuse. Also on behalf of DHL Emails are sent again and again informing about the alleged delivery of a package.

Caution is required here. NCSC media spokeswoman Gisela Kipfer warns that “the likelihood that a fraudulent package notification will coincide with the delivery of an actual package is extremely high.”

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