Scary Granny Zombye Game Scam Alert

Yes, this is a real threat to Android phone users, based on the very popular “Granny” game of last year, the app appears to be free but upon installation asks for an £18 payment but more sinister is the ad network it connects users to and then steals personal details from the Google account. The phishing attack comes in the form of a notification asking users to update their Google Security, then a fake login page and the rest is identity theft! Normally Google detects such malware in apps before they hit the Play Store but this one has a particularly smart delay which has fooled the system. According to Norton 1 in 3 UK adults will be the victim of a cyber crime like this in 2019.

DO NOT DOWNLOAD SCARY GRANNY ZOMBYE AND AVOID ANY GOOGLE SECURITY LINKS

Tips and Advice

  • Google Security? – If directed, do not click on link but go separately to your account
  • Protected? – Android phone users need to have anti-virus software on their devices, it won’t catch everything, but way more than nothing
  • Google Play Store – Ok, they missed this one, however their security levels are alot higher than other App sources and users should only download from them
  • Contact – your bank or credit card company if you have already given out financial details
  • ID Protection –  If you’re worried about identity fraud and would like to protect your identity contact CIFAS
  • Still Unsure? – Join Reassura 0800 888 6400 and one of our fraud advisor’s will help you to stay safe
  • To report a fraud – and receive a police crime reference number call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use their online fraud reporting tool

 

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