Threat Database Browser Hijackers

If you browse dodgy Web pages routinely, you may have come across the site. The is yet another shady website that hosts a prize raffle tactic. Users who visit the site will be told that they have won a great prize. To make this trick more believable, the operators of the page have added personal details regarding previous winners, as well as flawless reviews that are supposedly written by past users. However, none of the information on the site is true, as this is nothing more than a scheme.

Sadly, there are no prizes to be won. Users who attempt to claim the supposed prize they won will be asked to fill in personal details such as full name, address, and phone number. Needless to say, it is always a bad idea to provide shady websites with such sensitive, personal information. Another request by the site may be to purchase subscriptions to various services to claim your prize. Do not spend your money on unnecessary and likely overpriced services as the site will not provide you with anything in return.

Websites hosting fake prize raffles are not anything new – this tactic has been around for decades as the prizes promised by such shady sites may tempt even more vigilant users into trying their luck.


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