AT&T iPad Scam, Southwest Airlines, Walmart / DHL Shipping Text, and MetaMask Phishing – Top Scams This Week
We’ve found a large number of phishing scams that you should watch out for, including ones relating to AT&T, Southwest Airlines, Walmart, DHL, and MetaMask. Would you have been able to spot all the scams?
Impersonating famous brands and companies, scammers will send out phishing links (usually via text message or email) and try to entice you into opening them with various lies. As seen below, these phishing links will lead to online survey pages that state you can claim a gift by filling out an online questionnaire.
AT&T iPad Scam
Think you’ve won an iPad in an AT&T weekend promotional campaign? Don’t get too excited yet; it’s a SCAM! As we’ve reported several times before, posing as AT&T, scammers try to trick you with a fake giveaway campaign and convince you that you can claim a gift via the link they’ve sent:
- At&T Weekend Promo: iPad Pro ON US Color: Space Gray Storage :512GB <URL> AT&T Telecom
The attached link will take you to a fake AT&T online survey page that features an Apple iPad Pro as a reward. Scammers promise that you can claim the gift after completing the questionnaire:
These (phishing) pages are designed to record any sensitive information you enter. You could end up exposing personal details such as your credit card credentials (as shown in the sample below). With them, scammers can steal your money and commit other crimes such as identity theft. Don’t let them!
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Southwest Airlines Survey Scam
“Congrats! You’ve received a Southwest Airlines reward!” Does this sound too good to be true? Well, then it probably is:
This is not the first time that scammers have misused the name of Southwest Airlines to exploit people. If you take the bait and click the button, it will take you to a fake Southwest Airlines online survey page that’s designed to steal your information. Be careful!
Phishing links will also take you to fake login pages that collect all your login data and more detailed personal information.
Walmart Shipping Scam
Walmart is one of the most impersonated brands in the world. This week, scammers falsely claimed that you need to confirm the status of your package delivery via an attached link:
- Reminder for XXXXX: Can you please confirm if this stuck deIivery belongs to you or we sent it back to the sender: <URL>
The link will lead to fake a Walmart tracking page:
In this case, the fake page instructs you to schedule the delivery of a gift. Then it requires you to submit personal data and credit card details. Of course, these credentials will end up in the scammers’ hands and be used for their own good. Don’t fall for it!
DHL Phishing Email
Speaking of fake shipping notifications, another commonly impersonated company in these types of scams is DHL. Once again, scammers try to trick you into tracking a package via the embedded button:
Scammers’ goal is to get you to the phishing page (fake DHL login page) where they can steal your personal information. Watch out!
MetaMask Wallet Phishing
We’ve written about fake MetaMask emails many times before. Falsely claiming that there are security issues with your MetaMask wallet, scammers prompt you to click the attached link to verify your account:
As we’ve stressed repeatedly, the link will take you to a fake MetaMask login page that requests for your seed phrase, or recovery phrase — the ultimate key to your crypto wallet. Below are screenshots of a sample FAKE MetaMask site and the LEGITIMATE one:
If you were to fall for the scam and enter your recovery phrase, scammers can take control of your crypto wallet and steal everything. Beware!
Check out more cryptocurrency scams and cybersecurity tips here.
Protect Yourself from Phishing Scams
- Pay close attention to URLs — are they legitimate?
- Free gifts are always a major red flag.
- Double-check the sender’s mobile number/email address. Go to the official website/application instead!
- Never click on links or attachments from unknown sources. Use Trend Micro Check to surf the web safely (it’s FREE!).
- Change your password as soon as possible if you’ve already clicked on a suspicious link. Consider using our online Password Generator (also FREE!) to create strong, tough-to-hack passwords.
- Finally, add an extra layer of protection to your devices with Trend Micro Maximum Security. Its Web Threat Protection, Ransomware Protection, Anti-phishing, and Anti-spam Protection will help you combat scams and cyberattacks. Click the button below to give it a try.
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