Another famous German consumer electronic retailer has to warn its customers against the free gift card spam attack. The G Data SecurityLabs discovered new websites, which allegedly promote the second half of the Media-Saturn Holding.
The new websites we found also seemingly offer 50€ gift cards to the first 5,000 customers who follow the instructions given. This means the users have to share this particular site on Facebook, among other things. Sharing the website entails that many more people reach out to the website and the money is put into the fraudsters’ pockets, generated through the ad integration.
The ad server used in this case is a different one (Sponsorads.de) and the registrar as well as server host country (Denmark) changed as well. The fraudsters ask the users to post a very similar phrase on their wall (“Die große Neueröffnung”, now even with a capital “N”) but this electronic retailer’s shop is online since October already.
The retailer reacted and commented on a customer’s Facebook wall entry to explain that they have nothing to do with this campaign:
What users can do to be protected: