Centerfactor.club is a deceptive website that uses social engineering to make users believe that they are eligible for an expensive gift, such as iPhone, iPad, or Walmart gift card. Survey scam sites are extremely common, and threat actors behind them count on visitors' carelessness to reach their goals. In most cases, criminals seek personal information from users, although some might be asked to download a suspicious application or subscribe to unneeded service (this way, the credit card will be charged in certain periods until the payments are canceled by the user, resulting in money loss).
Centerfactor.club scheme is relatively simple and common among online scams:
- User is said to be the selected one among thousands of visitors
- User is asked to participate in a survey or that he/she is eligible for a free gift, and that the offer is available for a limited amount of time (typically, a few minutes)
- User is directed to a different page where he or she is asked to fill in their credit card details to allegedly verify their country of residence or to pay the "shipping" expenses
- User never receives the gift that was promised.
|Aim||To make users believe that they can acquire a free iPad, iPhone or a Walmart gift card|
|Scheme||Visitors are told that they were selected among thousands of others and that they only have only a few minutes to claim their prize. Soon after, they are directed to a page where they are asked to enter their credit card information|
|Appearance||Redirects to Centerfactor.club and similar scam sites are often caused by adware, although it can occur after clicking on a link located on a malicious website|
|Detection||Centerfactor.club is detected as malicious by at least one AV vendor (Virus Total results)|