Scammers target UK music festivals forced online by coronavirus.
1st September 2020 (The Guardian) Facebook phishing schemes charge fans to view events’ free live streams. Festivals across the UK have been hit by internet scammers this season, who are taking advantage of the fact most have been forced to go online-only because of coronavirus restrictions. Facebook phishing scams with fake pages and events are charging individuals to view live streams – even though they are often free to view on official festival pages. Scammers have also been reported to create fake events and pages weeks before an official event takes place. Their aim is to redirect consumers to websites that illegally charge them for what should be a free service.
Reporting by Rhi Storer
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