Threat Database Browser Hijackers

The is a fake website that hosts a bogus raffle to attract the attention of users. This is a popular trick used by conmen online. Many dodgy sites that host fake raffles claim that they are giving away expensive gadgets like large flat-screened TVs, latest model smartphones, luxury laptops, etc. Users need to be wary when they come across a site like the page, as no random website would be giving away expensive items to its visitors just like that.

Apart from the fact that the website does not host any legitimate giveaways, this page is associated with the propagation of various PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) and other dodgy software. Visitors of the site may be tricked into believing that they will receive a valuable gift if they comply with the page’s demands. The instructions provided by the fake site may vary:

  • The users may be asked to pay a delivery fee for their non-existent prize.
  • The users may be asked to provide the website with their information such as a home address, full name, mobile number, credit card details, etc.
  • The users may be asked to confirm their identity by sending a costly text message to a phone number provided by the con-artists.
  • The users may be required to click on the ‘Allow’ button on their screens to permit the site to flood them with push-notifications via their Web browser.

Do not trust websites that claim to offer expensive items free of charge, as this would most certainly be a tactic.


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