A dangerous type of fraud has appeared in Ukraine – how to protect yourself from fraud in social networks

A dangerous type of fraud has appeared in Ukraine – how to protect yourself from fraud in social networks

Cybersecurity expert told how not to become a victim of a new type of deception on the Internet

Evgeny Opanasenko

A dangerous type of fraud has appeared in Ukraine - how to protect yourself from fraud in social networks

Techno section editor

Social media scammers create twin pages. Copies are almost indistinguishable from the originals! Why they do it and how they lure out your money – we understand the topic.

They create clones of user pages in social networks, post photos of the victim and even subscribe to everyone with whom the user communicates – this is such a new scheme of luring money. Yana from Kiev recently had troubles due to such deception.

“He started sending messages that this is my new page and so that they subscribe. After some time, I received a message that my page was blocked, and I immediately contacted technical support. I was asked to forward the documents, I forwarded, and I was asked to wait, “says Yana Isayenko, a victim of cyber attacks.

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While the technical support service was investigating, the scammers began to lure money from the girl's friends. Such a scheme is now common on the Internet, cyber experts say. According to Natalia Bugaeva, scammers are starting to send various messages to friends of the victim, for example, asking for help, a certain amount of money.

Natalia Bugaeva

A dangerous type of fraud has appeared in Ukraine - how to protect yourself from fraud in social networks

psychologist, cybersecurity expert

In such cases, close the page profiles and do not confirm your friendship with strangers – these two rules will save you from scammers. If your profile has already been cloned, do not limit yourself to just contacting technical support.

It is necessary to report in such cases to the cyber police. This can be done directly on the site. It is imperative to indicate that your page, blocked at the request of scammers, was created much earlier. This is the reason that you are a real user. You should also notify your subscribers in all possible ways so that they do not give in to the requests of scammers under your name to transfer money.

Let us remind you that earlier we wrote about a swindler who deceived Ukrainians by increasing the mileage on Euro plates. Also recently, a hacker handed out the looted $ 25 million to people.

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