In the lead-up to Black Friday, FortiGuard Labs has identified scams involving counterfeit websites which appear to be legitimate e-commerce sites.
Several high-profile brands were targeted, including Facebook’s Oculus, Amazon’s Blink, Shimano, Keurig and Nespresso.
Black Friday scam warning
Beware of fake websites
FortiGuard said approximately 30% of all retail sales occur between Black Friday and Christmas Day, therefore it’s important to be vigilant before parting with your hard-earned money.
While some of these fake websites may appear to be the real deal, scammers will exploit your trust of a particular brand to steal your payment information.
FortiGuard said: “Fake e-commerce sites are quickly becoming the latest threat to consumers and they cover a wide range of products to lure potential buyers.”
The company said it recently “came across an active scam that leverages the look and feel of the world’s largest companies […] to compel and lure victims into making purchases from their site”.
It has to be said: These fake sites are in no way affiliated to Facebook, Amazon, Nespresso…