The latest WhatsApp scam promises to give you a Rolex: don't pick

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Have you received a message to participate in the draw for a Rolex? This is the latest WhatsApp scam, so ignore it and warn your contacts.

Every so often new WhatsApp scams emerge. The instant messaging application is one of the preferred channels for cybercriminals to deceive their victims since scams spread very quickly and many users end up falling into the trap.

One of the latest WhatsApp scams that have appeared is the one that offers the opportunity to get a free Rolex. As warned from Panda Security, a message is being disseminated that announces the draw of these precious watches on the occasion of the celebration of the centenary of the brand.

The message that the victims receive is the one you can then in the next capture. It is a link to a page that supposedly allows you to participate in the draw for a watch, an action that is justified on the occasion of the celebration of the centenary of Rolex.

Estafa de WhatsApp para ganar un Rolex

The security company warns that hackers have worked hard to make their phishing page as real as possible, and have been able to deceive a good part of the antiviruses on the market. This is because the web seems to comply with security certificates and the SSL protocol, pretending to offer a secure connection.

But, according to the analysis carried out by Panda Security "it is a clear case of phishing", so not only will you not be able to get the watch, but also all the data you provide will be in the hands of the criminals, who will use them for malicious purposes.

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In this form, cybercriminals ask the victim for a large amount of private data, and the website is designed to enter cookies that collect the profile of each person who lands on the page.

Therefore, if you receive this message, do not click on the link and warn the person who sent it to you that it is a WhatsApp scam. Always be wary of this type of action even if they are sent to you by someone you know since most of the time they are scams to steal your personal data or infect your mobile phone with malware.

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