August 27, 2021

No Such Thing as a Free Pizza



No Such Thing as a Free Pizza
Who wouldn't be tempted by the cheesy deliciousness though?  Photo by Alan Hardman via Unsplash

While a free pizza might sound like a great deal, digital security experts are warning Russians to not fall victim to a ploy that plays on our deepest desire for warm, cheesy pizza.  

Reportedly, internet users will find an offer for a free pizza, all they need to do is enter their first and last names, phone and credit card numbers, and then verify a code via SMS message. After that, they will take all of your money and give you none of the pizza, which is pretty much the biggest lose-lose situation one can fathom. 

Experts further warn that while scams like these eventually do become public knowledge and are put to an end, they can often take hours or even days. This is enough time to do plenty of damage to someone's wallet, or at the very least their appetite for pizza

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