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[Scam Alert] Honda, BMW, Audi, … Automobiles Anniversary Celebration Phishing Scams

Security alert
April 12, 2021

Recently we’ve noticed various “anniversary scams” in some famous automobile companies’ names, including Ferrari, BMW, Audi, Honda, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Volvo, Maruti Suzuki,… and the list goes on. Posing as these brands, scammers send messages with phishing links, falsely claiming that they are celebrating an anniversary and ask you to participate in an online survey for gifts.

If you proceed with the survey, you will be taken to a phishing page and enter your sensitive information, including Credit Card numbers and CVC codes. All the personal data you submit will end up in scammers’ hands; they can steal your money and use it for other scams – such as identity theft. Please don’t fall for it!

Some examples


Here are some examples of automobiles anniversary celebration scams. If you take a closer look, you will find that the copies of them are all the same, only the images of brands in each case vary:

Scam Alert_cars all cases

Content

90th anniversary celebration
Lots of exquisite gifts, as well as more than 1000 units of smart watches and mobile devices All you have to do is open the correct gift box. You have 3 tries, good luck! ok

How to avoid anniversary celebration scams

  • NEVER click links or attachments from unknown sources. Use Trend Micro Check to detect scams with ease!
  • Don’t share your sensitive information online.

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