The fake page
The unwary who decided to click on the link were parachuted on a page of the L (lowercase) kea. Graphically the name is identical to that of Ikea, but the site hosting the promotion has a decidedly suspicious domain: S5S5.club. Why would the furniture giant use an external website for an official discount campaign?
But if you have gone further, after answering a mini survey, the fake site will invite you (if you don’t do it, obviously you won’t be able to receive the voucher) to share the promotion with 20 of your WhatsApp contacts. A diabolical mechanism: your friends will receive the trap on their mobile phone directly from you, making it more credible. Put simply, you will have worked for the enemy.
The credit card
Continuing, the site – whose domain s5s5.club belongs to a Ukrainian company that sells spaces and names on the web also in exchange for bitcoins – asks us to enter our name, surname, address and telephone number. A full-blown phishing operation. The last step is to insert our credit card to make a small purchase. Oh yeah. Ikea gives us 250 euro only if we pay a few pennies to a company registered in Cyprus. Nothing more sensible.
All these scams exploit the laziness and naivety of the victims. Nobody ever gives anything, so always be wary of offers that seem too greedy. And if you really have a doubt, always check the company web page ready to lose out to do you a favor: in 100% of cases you will not find traces of the fabulous offer.
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