New Phishing scam on Facebook trying to catch Israelis

It’s not surprising that there are scams on Facebook, this time I know quite a few that will fall right into the phishing scam. A new link has showed up in Facebook that claims “ELAL celebrate 70 years and you can get 2 free tickets”. Now who wouldn’t want 2 free flying tickets from the national airline company?

The truth is that it’s not really a new promotion from El Al, if you mistakenly click on the link you will be directed to the website address of elal-com.us; this of course is not a real Israeli web site and definitely not one that would be in use by a National airline. The domain is registered by Wassim Ali that lives in Brooklyn, New York at least that what he entered when he purchased the site yesterday (Yes, the site is one day old).

When you enter the site it self you will see a headline that announces your great win for 2 tickets, then you will be asked few question that not really have any connection to the winning. Oh, and by the way, you haven’t won anything.

The scary issue here is that this link is phishing scam that generate clicks from your PC and subscribes you for SMS service that you end up paying for. This scam can also install malware onto your PC without a chance to scan it.

So a word of advice, when you see some links that promise you unusual things, first check in the official website or the news about the promotion and never click on links that you are not sure about them.

Roy Shpitalnik

lived the life of a BlackBerry since 2009 so I was first exposed to 8900. With Israeli cellular world history, training and knowledge for more on BlackBerry, I decided to join the community. When the Media bash BlackBerry on regular basis i decided to Join BerryIL.COM. The true must be published. Contact me on Twitter : @SimpleBerryRoy

  • Dave Matthews

    Thanks for the heads up Roy!

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