Fraudsters send out chain letters from Dodo Pizza and Papa Johns again

In September, 100 fake resources “Dodo Pizza” and “Papa John’s” were discovered. Swindlers write off 900 instead of one ruble and take bank card data.

The scammers are back with pizza. The scheme we wrote about in early September is still relevant. Group-IB specialists spoke about a new portion of fake sites Dodo Pizza and Papa Johns.

Fake sites are distributed using the “chain letters” method – a survey participant on a fake site needs to send a link to 20 friends.

There are more than 100 scam sites in the “autumn catch” of experts. Those who wanted to get pizza for 1 ruble entered their bank card details, but 899 rubles were debited from the account. In addition, the “plastic” itself was compromised.

Fake Papa John’s sites offer a 25% discount. You can pay for the order only by card, and an additional zero is added to the cost. So, when ordering for 1300 rubles, 13,000 rubles were debited from the account.

“ Raffle prizes under the guise of a survey or a nice discount on behalf of well-known brands is a very popular type of scam, ” recalls Evgeny Egorov, Group-IB Lead Analyst of the Digital Risk Protection Department. “ According to our estimates, the number of cases of such online fraud increased by 579% in the first half of the year alone .”

Pizzerias attract scammers more than other types of fast food. In August, scammers offered to win pizza on behalf of well-known Russian banks.

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