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New phishing scam promises PlayStation 5 giveaway

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2021
New phishing scam promises PlayStation 5 giveaway

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The PlayStation 5 console went on sale last November, but many hopeful shoppers are still empty-handed. Sony, suffering a chip shortage as a result of COVID-associated supply restrictions, cannot keep pace with demand. Meanwhile, scammers are moving in to take advantage of the hype by offering the chance to win a PS5.

Win a PS5 from a pharmaceutical company

As with most phishing, a careful look reveals trouble. For example, although the scam e-mails in this campaign contain no glaring errors, the sender’s name — India Pharma in this case, an actual organization — is not affiliated with any gaming giveaways.

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