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hi. os: win 7. facts happened on an italian pc. on may 20th i answered a firefox's (?) short survey about my use of firefox. shortly after i completed it, i was brought to a new firefox page where i was told that i was the fortunate selected for receiving a samsung s9 smartphone. i started answering entering my data, but i gave up when i was asked my card number. just closed the page. now, are you aware of such an initiative from mozilla/firefox or was it really an attempt to get my data, markedly, my card? thank you very much in advance.

hi. os: win 7. facts happened on an italian pc. on may 20th i answered a firefox's (?) short survey about my use of firefox. shortly after i completed it, i was brought to a new firefox page where i was told that i was the fortunate selected for receiving a samsung s9 smartphone. i started answering entering my data, but i gave up when i was asked my card number. just closed the page. now, are you aware of such an initiative from mozilla/firefox or was it really an attempt to get my data, markedly, my card? thank you very much in advance.

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Did you submit any data before being asked for the credit card number? If you did then it is likely that they got name/address/phone number if you supplied any of these.

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Mozilla is well aware of this obvious Fake scam that has been popping up for over a year now.

People can get this due to a malvertising Ad on some sites.

It is scam to try and trick people into giving personal details like name, email, phone# and credit card info for the cheap $1 or $2 shipping (which is a huge red flag in itself) for say a expensive phone.

Examples of prizes for this scam have been say a iPhone X, Samsung S8 or S9 or a $1000 gift card from some place like Amazon.

If Mozilla were to do something of a prize or gift it would be on a *.mozilla.org page and not at some random weird name url.

Mozilla is well aware of this obvious Fake scam that has been popping up for over a year now. People can get this due to a malvertising Ad on some sites. It is scam to try and trick people into giving personal details like name, email, phone# and credit card info for the cheap $1 or $2 shipping (which is a huge red flag in itself) for say a expensive phone. Examples of prizes for this scam have been say a iPhone X, Samsung S8 or S9 or a $1000 gift card from some place like Amazon. If Mozilla were to do something of a prize or gift it would be on a *.mozilla.org page and not at some random weird name url.
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thanks a lot, james! could you please also tell if entering just name, street address and e-mail address, but no card #, can be at any rate dangerous? thanks again. bobo.

thanks a lot, james! could you please also tell if entering just name, street address and e-mail address, but no card #, can be at any rate dangerous? thanks again. bobo.
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WestEnd
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Put this way if that isn't a login site or a site your going to then entering any personal or financial information should be a "RED FLAG" from the start.

Put this way if that isn't a login site or a site your going to then entering any personal or financial information should be a "RED FLAG" from the start.
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ok, i already knew it, i have been unwary, but my concern now is about my personal data: as you seem to know this malicious ad, can you please tell if they can snatch the personal data you enter even if one exits the page without completing the supposed purchase? thanks in advance.

ok, i already knew it, i have been unwary, but my concern now is about my personal data: as you seem to know this malicious ad, can you please tell if they can snatch the personal data you enter even if one exits the page without completing the supposed purchase? thanks in advance.
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WestEnd
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Those ads only work if you click on it to load their malware payload or go to their fraud site impersonating a legit site and entering your info. If you type something into their page already they have or have no contact information. That no one can never know. Alot depends on how that malware ads was created to capture keystrokes or send the info as you attempt to close it. Just remember this if you didn't go to the site yourself by typing in the URL or using a bookmark your created to go to the site then that is trouble.

Those ads only work if you click on it to load their malware payload or go to their fraud site impersonating a legit site and entering your info. If you type something into their page already they have or have no contact information. That no one can never know. Alot depends on how that malware ads was created to capture keystrokes or send the info as you attempt to close it. Just remember this if you didn't go to the site yourself by typing in the URL or using a bookmark your created to go to the site then that is trouble.
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thank you so much westend. though, perhaps you typed in a hurry, so i really didn't catch the last and quite important part of your answer. you wrote: "Just remember this if you didn't go to the site yourself by typing in the URL or using a bookmark your created to go to the site then that is trouble." do you mean that if i did NOT go to the site (actually i did nothing: THE SITE CAME TO ME...) through typing the url or a bookmark, IN THIS CASE it is worse than if i went to the site through url or bookmark? sorry, but this part is quite unclear to me... :-)

thank you so much westend. though, perhaps you typed in a hurry, so i really didn't catch the last and quite important part of your answer. you wrote: "Just remember this if you didn't go to the site yourself by typing in the URL or using a bookmark your created to go to the site then that is trouble." do you mean that if i did NOT go to the site (actually i did nothing: THE SITE CAME TO ME...) through typing the url or a bookmark, IN THIS CASE it is worse than if i went to the site through url or bookmark? sorry, but this part is quite unclear to me... :-)
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Did you submit any data before being asked for the credit card number? If you did then it is likely that they got name/address/phone number if you supplied any of these.

Did you submit any data before being asked for the credit card number? If you did then it is likely that they got name/address/phone number if you supplied any of these.
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sorry to hear that... ok, thank you all for your kind commitment. cheers, bobo.

sorry to hear that... ok, thank you all for your kind commitment. cheers, bobo.
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