Groupon users have been hacked and they have been told to check their account details to make sure they have not been victim. Hackers are buying iPads and iPhones worth hundreds using hacked Groupon accounts.
The scammers used hacked Groupon users’ accounts and make expensive orders, one of which amounted to over £2,420. Customers of the online voucher service complained that high-end items such as a holiday, PlayStation 4 and iPhone 6 had been bought from their compromised accounts. One person said: “Someone hacked my Groupon account and bought a $3,000 European vacation.”
Security experts said large companies such as Groupon should have advanced fraud detection systems that can spot high-value purchases being sent to addresses that aren’t the billing or home one registered to the customer.
“I can confirm there has been no security breach to our website or mobile app,” a Groupon spokesperson told MailOnline.
“What we are seeing however is a very small number of customers who have had their account taken over by fraudsters.”
“Fraudsters have a number of ways in which they can obtain your login details to a website including phishing e-mails, trojan attacks, spyware and malware.”
“By using these methods, it’s possible for fraudsters to get customer account information, log in and make purchases.”
The users are advised to use strong passwords and regularly check their email for unauthorised purchases.
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