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How cybercriminals scam women ahead of March 8

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Mar
2024
How cybercriminals scam women ahead of March 8

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Taking place every year on March 8 in many countries across the world, International Women’s Day is celebrated differently depending on the country: in some it’s a national holiday; in others it’s not a holiday but still widely observed. But what’s the same everywhere is that it’s a day when everyone’s eyes are on women from all walks of life; and when I write everyone’s, that includes scammers’ eyes too. The feverish days running up to March 8 (ordering this, buying that – and all in good time, but not too early if we’re talking fresh flowers) provide a perfect opportunity for cybercriminals to make money, so they triple-down on sending links to fake sites, generating countless fake promotional codes, and making false promises of valuable gifts for every purchase.

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