Scammers On Telegram Say Apple Pay Is The Easiest Way To Rip People Off For Fast Cash
Black hat programmers have begun selling subscriptions on Telegram to bots that automatically make phone calls that trick people into giving away their 2FA codes by impersonating legitimate companies. When potential victims answer the calls, the bots tell them to secure their accounts by entering codes sent to their mobile devices. The referenced codes are 2FA codes sent to the victims, that scammers using the bots need to access victims’ accounts. Authentication codes entered by victims are passed on to the scammers.
According to an administrator of one Telegram channel, Apple Pay is the easiest way to make money using the Yahooze OTP bot. However, related Telegram channels have indicated that the scheme works with Google Pay and Samsung Pay, as well. It’s possible that scammers are helped by the minimal transaction data passed on to banks by Apple Pay. Without more detailed transaction data, banks may have a harder time detecting fraud.