Did you receive an email from Gyft informing you about an exciting offer on their gift cards? If yes, then you were probably one of those people who were targeted by scamsters. According to a report on social media, unknown individuals have tried to capitalize on the ongoing Black Friday weekend shopping spree to scam few bitcoins out of unsuspecting customers. In order to do so, they used a phishing website resembling Gyft.
Few Bitcoin users have reportedly received a mail claiming to be from Gyft— the popular online gift cards platform. The email claimed that Gyft is offering a 30 percent discount on gift cards bought from the platform using Bitcoin. In order to avail the offer, users were asked to visit www.buygyft.com instead of the actual www.gyft.com .
After the incident was shared by one of the Redditors, it was discovered that the mailer was a scam, a phishing attempt. A user claimed to have reported the incident to Gyft’s support team and shared a transcript of the communication with the platform’s representative. Soon after the incident was reported, the Gyft team sprang into action and had the phishing site taken down.
The phishing site used images