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Google Maps Scam pode esvaziar a conta bancária

Google Maps Scam pode esvaziar a conta bancária

Todos nós temos aplicativos favoritos e sites preferidos que usamos em uma base diária. Junto com a nossa necessidade crescente de aplicações e serviços que constantemente contar com, lotes de novos golpes pop-up que explorar essa necessidade. One of the latest abuses was detected to affect the popular Google Maps service. This time hackers attempt to catch us off guard by adding fake business details in the app.




How Could Google Maps Scam Affect You?

Google Maps is a service that enables you to find local businesses, view city maps and get the fastest driving directions. Probably you have used the app to reach a desired destination at least once in your life. Since the app contains a lot of contact information for businesses and other organizations it is one of the most preferred navigational apps.

Infelizmente, de acordo com relatórios recentes, the popularity of this app has attracted scammers and fraudsters as well. They have managed to spoof Google Maps editing feature and eventually presented fake company details to unsuspecting users. Their malicious activities are primarily targeting financial institutions displayed by the app.

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More About the Google Maps Scam

atualmente, Google Maps enables every user to suggest an edit of the details that appear in the description of a particular place. The idea of this feature is to keep the information relevant and up to date.

google maps provides an info edit option for each place sensorstechforum

Contudo, it could be also easily exploited by malicious intenders. And that’s exactly what was noticed just a few days ago. The same feature had been successfully misused by criminals who attempted to trick users into providing banking credentials, personal details and sensitive data.

This new Google Maps scam allows cybercriminals to spoof contact numbers of financial institutions and replace them with their own. Bank customers who got the number presented by the app then eventually got in touch with them while thinking that it was a representative of their bank.

Since the scam is almost impossible to spot we advise you to be careful and check each contact’s number on the official website of the bank before calling it.

Esperançosamente, Google will soon update the policy of this edit feature and strengthen the security of their app.

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