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Cyber Security Center warns of increased scam during World Cup

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A woman holds a phone with scam alert warning screen in red and yellow. (Photo: Envato Elements)
AMMAN — The National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) warned of the spread of fake links publicizing free access for watching the World Cup games, slated to start in Qatar on Sunday, Al-Rai Daily reported.اضافة اعلان

NCSC said in a post on its Facebook page: “one click makes your device vulnerable to hackers.”

It urged Jordanians to verify the links before opening them.

Separately, NCSC warned of scams from a fake social media page called “Jordan Now”, claiming to be affiliated with the National Aid Fund.

On the page, citizens are urged to register for a monthly aid program sponsored by the fund online, claiming that a number of citizens will benefit from a Royal grant to be disbursed immediately following registration.

The page includes a fake electronic link with the name of the fund, and claims to require only a phone number for registration.

The center cautioned the public to verify the second party as a reliable source, and not to share personal information with any suspicious parties.

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