Fake WhatsApp Messages you can’t trust!

Scammers are creating lots of fake vouchers, which appear to come from some of the biggest supermarkets and high street stores including Asda, Lidl, Aldi, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons.

These hoax voucher promotions have been popping up all over Facebook and Twitter as well as on WhatsApp, text and email and can be difficult to identify.

If you take a close look at the fake ASDA message above, you can see the “d” in the link is in fact a “đ” also known as a crossed d, or a d-stroke.

This is a homograph attack and exploits the fact that many different characters look alike. This technique makes it very easy for internet attackers to exploit near-identical looking characters and dupe unsuspecting users into clicking on dangerous links.

NEVER click on these links as you will be brought to a FAKE site where you are asked to share your personal details in order to redeem a voucher.

If someone sends you a Facebook message or email suggesting you could get an Aldi or other voucher, treat it with caution and DON’T click on the link.

As they say – if the offer is too good to be true it probably is. You should also  check for spelling mistakes and use your common sense!

These latest messages are being spread on WhatsApp but are not unique attacks. You need to exercise caution when you receive suspicious messages via WhatsApp, SMS, Facebook Messenger with an offer.