(This be a red flag to the users, but if this method wasn’t successful, it wouldn’t exist…) Upon signing up for verification and providing their personal and payment card data, the fine print alerts the user they’re also agreeing to opt into bonus offers including free trial memberships to erotic video and adult webcam sites, Symantec reports.
If the user doesn’t cancel the trial, they’ll be charged 8.76 per month.
These fake verification sites collect users’ personal information and payment card details, and proceed to sign up victims for subscription-based memberships to adult video and webcam sites that total nearly 0 per month in fees.
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