The news of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 available online for just Rs. 899 might captivate your attention and the first thing you would want to do is visit the website link desperately to place your order but before you do that please read the complete news report here.
The news Samsung Galaxy Note 5 just for ` 899 went viral online last week on social media and many have visited the link given in the social media message as the offer was from Amazon Samsung Offers that quoted limited period offer with almost 93% discount on one of the premium Samsung handset ‘Galaxy Note 5”.
It is no more hidden fact that the social media platform is used for the legal as well as the illegal activities and most of the time it works out to be a hoax. The news of discount captivates social media crawlers since this is the season of discount going on and people click on the link almost instantly without thinking twice, but here is the crucial part comes in the picture.
We are not trying to advocate that all the links are deceptive and take you to the sites of identity theft as many sites does offer huge discounts in reality due to cut-throat competition in the online business but when you see the offer of 93% that too on the branded products then you must use your prudence before proceeding to it.
In this case, the news of a huge discount of 93% on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was circulated on social media last week. According to the offer, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was offered for just Rs. 899 but do you know what happens once you click on the news?
Now let’s consider that despite the warning you went clicking through, it will take you to next browser window where the picture of the phone is displayed and its features such as a 4 GB RAM and 32GB ROM are also mentioned. Below the picture, the ‘seller’ claims that there is a discount of `45,901 and if the customer places an order within one hour and 34 minutes, then he/she would get a home delivery the very next day.
However, when the ‘Buy Now’ button is clicked, you’re taken to a page that requires you to share the message with eight other people and claims to do so because, “To prevent users from ordering more than one item, we need to verify you”. The page does not even allow you to type in the delivery address until the message is shared. Funnily enough, when the same link from the mobile was typed in a computer, a beaming red alert said that there had been a ‘Web Forgery’. The alert said that web forgeries are designed to trick users into revealing personal or financial information. The message also warned users that entering any information on the page would result in theft or fraud.
Even if you trust a message and want to share it with your friends, it’s essential to find out if the link is even legitimate before you share. Try it out from another computer or phone before moving on to the next step.
This is not the single case of such types of frauds that appears on social media but your prudence might save you from the probable fraud. Please take the help of others or read the Google it before you get into the trap of any internet fraud.