Online sellers and buyers are advised to be extra cautious when making transactions on the internet as web skimmers are at it again.
While eCommerce businesses and shoppers are busy preparing for the holidays, cybercriminals have found a new way to steal customers’ personal information like credit card details through a fraudulent payment service platform (PSP).
These skimmers would construct a page that looks exactly like a legit payments platform and wait for their unsuspecting victims to enter their payment details. Once they have collected the customer’s data, they are free to do whatever they wish to do with it.
What’s alarming about the fraudulent site is its ability to validate the user’s information to make them think that they are indeed on a legit payments platform.
Don’t Be a Skimming Victim
To avoid falling victim to web skimming, always check the URL of the payments page you’re on, especially if you were redirected from a merchant’s site.