Don’t be fooled: Scammers are pretending to be top YouTube stars and offering ‘gifts’ (GOOG, GOOGL)
|01/27/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- This week a new online scam was reported by YouTube star Philip DeFranco.
- DeFranco warned his 6 million-plus subscribers not to trust any direct messages on YouTube pretending to come from his account that has promised “gifts” for clicking on a specified link.
- The scam appears to be a fairly typical online phishing scheme, which target individuals to divulge personal information, like credit card and social security numbers.
- “We’re aware and in the process of implementing additional measures to fight impersonation,” a YouTube employee wrote on its community forum.