Free Shopping Vauchers Online

I received a message on Whatsapp that read, “Have you seen this? Nakumatt are giving away 200x20000KSH vouchers. You can claim one here: http://srtlk.com/nakumatt  There are still few of them left!” I did not think much about it but decided to check it out and opened the link. You are first taken through a three-question survey then it asks you to invite 10 whatsapp contacts, then enter your shipping address.

The web address itself looked suspicious and I decided to call Nakumatt and esquire about it. The lady on the other end told me that they had nothing of the sort going on and their online team was working on sensitizing people. A few minutes later I saw the exact same thing but this time they are using the name of another supermarket chain, Tuskys.

Before I get into anything more, please know that this is a hoax. I do not know what these people are up to but I can guarantee it’s nothing to do with promotions. My first guess is that they are crooks looking to acquire your info for no-so-legit reasons. What they are doing is what is better known as phishing(read as fishing).

According to Wikipedia, Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication“. exactly what I suspect is going on here.

Please be careful to give out your personal details online. It’s the new frontier for fraudsters. Before participating in any promo online or elsewhere, do a background check and be sure that you are dealing with a genuine company. It costs little to call or Google for conformation but it may save you  lot.

Spread the word.

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About Eddy Karanja

Just a guy

Posted on June 22, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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