From MTHULISI SIBANDA in Johannesburg in SA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A GLOBAL cybersecurity company has alerted members of the public scammers selling fake tickets to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
It has emerged the majority of spam emails are in English but some are also in Portuguese because of the location of this year’s Olympic Games.
According to Kaspersky Lab research, international fraudster gangs are also behind the creation of fake ticketing services for the Olympics.
Andrey Kostin, Senior Web-Content Analyst at Kaspersky Lab, said according to research, the creation of fake sites usually involved well organised and fraudulent, international gangs.
“They split tasks, so that each small group is responsible for a separate part of the work,” said Kostin.
“For example, one group creates websites, the other registers domains, another collects and sells the victims’ personal information.”
In order to avoid falling victim to these fraudsters, sports fans should be savvy when they buy tickets.
“People should only trust authorised resellers, no matter how attractive the low prices from other resources can be,” warned Kostin.
To make your Internet purchasing safe, Kaspersky Lab recommends not buying anything – from tickets to Olympic souvenirs – on the online stores advertised through spam or suspicious advertising banners.
The company also recommends having a separate bank account, and a card with a small amount of money on it, for online stores
advertised through spam or suspicious advertising banners.
The company also recommends having a separate bank account, and a card with a small amount of money on it, for online payments.
– CAJ News