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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Scam - Social Media

Alert message sent 27/11/2019 11:36:00

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ONLINE SHOPPING - Beware of "legit" companies giving away gift cards, coupons and vouchers on social media (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp etc.). Criminals are using this to get people clicking on links, giving away personal information or downloading malware onto their devices through web browser extensions, appearing as pop ups. Make sure your devices are up-to-date, including your web browser (Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari etc.). Don’t click on links or pop ups. Search for the website the message purports to be from and see if the offer appears on it. Do your research, have others used the site & what was their experience.

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James Adnitt (Police, Cyber Protect Officer, Hampshire )

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