Cybercriminals using false vaccination offers to get personal info

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Cybercriminals are using fraudulent vaccination offers to trick unsuspecting internet users out of their personal information and money, and to spread unfounded statements about vaccinations, warns ESET, a company that develops security software solutions, according to novekedes.hu.

It points out that, in addition to losing money, potential buyers are exposed to several risks, including health risks as well as identity theft. One commonly used tactic focuses on COVID-19 vaccines, or the technology used to produce and store them.

Another popular tactic is fraudsters impersonating representatives of a well-known health authority and spreading fake applications or false news about important information. If you receive an email which purports to come from an official organization, the advice is to visit the official website and then contact the organization via their official contact details to find out if the letter is genuine.

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