When a YoVillian logged into YoVille earlier, she found herself faced with a strange looking pop-up. Very wisely she deleted it and went to the discussion forum to make other YoVillians aware of it, but new or less experienced players may not realize it, and could easily be taken by it.
The thread can be found HERE!
So, what are we talking about? Please allow us to explain.
This is what the pop-up looks like:
As you can see, in order to claim the gift card, you are asked to supply your name, your phone number and your email address – all of which is asking for trouble.
First of all, Zynga does not sell $500 gift cards. The scammers are relying on the “wow” factor! YoVillians, eyes glassy, dreaming of all the cool stuff which they could buy with $500!
Then there’s the pin number. A genuine pin number is a long one – it does not have four digits.
Here is an example – one which Agent Alby used recently. She has blacked out some of the digits to prevent anyone trying to use it again.
There’s an old saying – if it looks too good to be true, then it probably is too good to be true. If you give your real name, phone number and email address to anyone you don’t know, then you could end up in unimaginable trouble. So please stay safe, and don’t fall for this scam.
Please also check your computer for Malware – and ask yourself where the pop-up came from in the first place.
Have you received this pop-up? Are you worried about where it came from? Did you fall for it, and what happened? Please leave your feedback in the comment box below, and share this article to enable your friends and family to remain safe.