5:47 pm (UTC-7) | by Verna Sagum (Fraud Analyst)
We have recently discovered a version, of online fraud that takes the guise of a legitimate-lookng news website. At first glance, the content of the purported news page appears real but after conducting further analysis, one will realize that the news page is actually a spammy site.
What’s supposed to be a news article is actually an writeup that explains how Google can supposedly provide online users the opportunity to earn easy money. To make it more convincing, the page also claims to have several positive responses from anonymous online users. Clicking any of the links from the spam website shown above leads to a phishing page.
The page contains a spoofed countdown timer that hopes to make the user panic and quickly fill up the form. Clicking the See If I Qualify button then directs the user to another page containing an affirmation of the user’s qualifications, which will then require him/her to fill up another form with his/her credit card information.
Related phishing schemes have also been found using the same technique but with different keywords other than Google Cash Club. Below are some of the keywords used:
- Make Money with Google
- Google Money Monster
- Google Home Income
- Easy Google Profit
- Google’s Business Kit
Inquiries on the legitimacy of the service have been posted on Google’s support forum, and we agree with what most of the users have posted: Google Cash Club is a scam.
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