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Litigation Firm Discovers a New Phishing Scam Falsely Purporting To Be From Leading UK Supermarket


A litigation firm discovered a new phishing scam falsely indicating to be from a leading UK supermarket Tesco. 

The scam had utilized SMS and email communication planned to fool customers into handling over their subtleties, and steal classified and payment data. 

The fraud started through an official-looking but fake Facebook page entitled 'Tesco UK' which shared images implying to be from a Tesco warehouse, showing stuffed boxes of HD television sets. 

As per Griffin Law, the litigation firm, the message stated: “We have around 500 TVs in our warehouse that are about to be binned as they have slight damage and can’t be sold. However, all of them are in fully working condition, we thought instead of binning them we’d give them away free to 500 people who have shared and commented on this post by July 18.” 

The firm stated that at least some 100 customers had responded to the Facebook page or received an email.

The original fake Tesco Facebook page is currently listed as 'content unavailable.' It was the clueless users who had due to immense excitement shared the post helped it to spread before receiving an email offering them the opportunity to 'claim their prize.' 

A button in the message connected victims to a landing page to enter their name, place of residence, phone number, and the bank account details. 

Tim Sadler, Chief, Tessian, stated: As the lines between people in our ‘known’ network and our ‘unknown’ networks blur on social media feeds and in our inboxes, it becomes incredibly difficult to know who you can and can’t trust. Hackers prey on this, impersonating a trusted brand or person to convince you into complying with their malicious request and they will also prey on people’s vulnerabilities." 

Although Sadler empathized with the people who are struggling financially in the wake of the [COVID-19] pandemic and henceforth the proposal of a free television could be appealing to them.

However, he advises the users to consistently scrutinize the authenticity of these certain messages and consistently confirm the requestor's offer before tapping on the link and refrain from asking for trouble.

Facebook Publishes Its Latest "Enforcement Report”; Removes More Than Three Billion Fake Accounts and Seven Million "Hate Speech" Posts




Facebook has sought to expel more than three billion fake accounts alongside more than approximately seven million "hate speech" posts as it distributed its most recent "enforcement report", which subtleties what number of posts and records it made a move on between October 2018 and March 2019.

The Social Networking company's Chief Executive Zuckerberg clarifies when he hit back against various calls to break Facebook, “I don't think that the remedy of breaking up the company is going to address [the problem]," he said.

He displayed his contention defending Facebook's size made it conceivable to protect against the network's problems.

While move was made on more than one million posts selling weapons in the sixth month time frame covered by the report. The social network will now also report what numbers of posts were evacuated for selling "regulated goods”, for example, drugs and guns.

For certain sorts of content, like child sex abuse imagery, violence and terrorist propaganda, the report evaluates how frequently such a content was 'actually seen' by individuals on Facebook.

For the first time though, the report reveals that between January and March 2019 more than one million appeals were made after posts were erased for "hate speech". Also, moreover around 150,000 posts that were found not to have broken the hate speech policy were re - established amid that period.

Facebook said the report featured, "areas where we could be more open in order to build more accountability and responsiveness to the people who use our platform".

Zuckerberg however assured any doubts the reporters might have saying that, “The success of the company has allowed us to fund these efforts at a massive level. I think the amount of our budget that goes toward our safety systems...”