Black Friday is fast approaching and there are many great deals up for grabs. Head over here for a list of great early deals that we’ve put together. The trouble is that with so much online shopping taking place, it also makes it prime season for shopping scammers. To that end, we’ve been tracking Black Friday shopping scams — read on for what we’ve found.
Ray-Ban Shopping Scams
Scammers have been impersonating Ray-Ban for as long as online shopping has been commonplace. We’ve encountered several fake Ray-Ban websites, among them “rbmhouse[dot]com/m” — so be on the lookout for that URL. Many fake websites are convincing nowadays as scammers get more and more sophisticated. Below are two Ray-Ban websites, one real and one fake — and to the untrained eye there’s not much in it!
We have also encountered countless fake Ray-Ban phishing emails, such as the one above. Be on the lookout for these malicious scam email addresses.
Nike Shopping Scams
Nike is another commonly impersonated brand. We have discovered fake websites such as the below, again very convincing. Don’t become the victim.
Fake Coach Websites
Isn’t it hard to tell the bogus websites from the legitimate one? Hint: Double-check the web address; Anything other than coach.com is fake!
Fake Lowe’s Website
The genuine web address: lowes.com
Fake The North Face Website
The genuine web address: thenorthface.com
Other online shopping scams we have found include the following. Be on the lookout! (Updated on November 25)
Related SMS content:
- [KAY Black Friday Sale]KAY Today Enjoy 70% Off! 39$ Shop Now <URL> Reply stop unsubscribe
- Alrtz: Get Early Access to Black Friday Deals! You Could Save $100’s on Auto Insurance TODAY!! View Here–> <URL> Txt STOP to End 74473
- Dyson Black Friday 2022 Deals! Dyson Outsize Absolute Vacuum (Gold) $96.9 – Get Up To 70% Off – <URL>
- Impressions Vanity Co.: READY! GET SET! SHOP! Our Black Friday Sale is Happening NOW SAVE Up to 70% OFF! + FREE Shipping on Select SlayStations” Click the link below to save big this holiday before it’s gone! <URL> Text STOP to opt-out
- LAST CHANCE!!!! Today’s our last day for our Black Friday Sales in October special!!! SAVE NOW with Promo Code SMS28 to get Relaxium Sleep for only $28.88! Go to <URL> and SAVE BIG!
- LACK FRIDAY DEAL NOW: Get a FREE Samsung Galaxy S22 when you upgrade your existing device or add a new line of service. Hurry This is a LIMITED TIME ONLY offer. Victra Verizon locations <URL>. With qualifying trade-in and select unlimited plan. Conditions apply. See store for details.
Scam URLs to beware:
Shop Safely with Trend Micro Check
- Always double-check reviews of shopping websites.
- Pay attention to the company’s age, and be suspicious of great-sounding discounts.
- Strange payment methods (such as only PayPal) is a red flag.
- NEVER use links or buttons from unknown sources! Use Trend Micro Check to detect scams with ease: Trend Micro Check is an all-in-one browser extension and mobile app for detecting scams, phishing attacks, malware, and dangerous links — and it’s FREE!
Check out this page for more information on Trend Micro Check. And as ever, if you’ve found this article an interesting and/or helpful read, please do SHARE it with friends and family to help keep the online community secure and protected. Happy Black Friday shopping!
Click each tag to explore related articles.
- Trend MicroPosted at 2022-11-16 09:37:42
- Trend MicroPosted at 2022-11-16 09:36:16
- Trend MicroPosted at 2022-11-16 09:31:27
- Donald R.KingPosted at 2022-11-15 18:39:16
- Randall MarshPosted at 2022-11-14 10:00:50
- Randall MarshPosted at 2022-11-14 09:59:03