FIFA Football lovers should know the latest cyber scam

This post relates to all FIFA World Cup Football lovers who are eager to gain a Hayya card to enter the stadium venues. For the past few days, some telegram channels are actively selling fake Hayya Cards for $50 to $150.

And information is out that innocent game lovers are being trapped in this scam that might eventually land them in deep trouble and, in some situations, in jail.

First, Hayya cards are issued to fans to help them gain entry into the stadium, use tansport and avail a bouquet of other benefits. These cards need to be presented along with the original ticket and can only be availed from the website or Qatar government approved websites after furnishing some sensitive details such as valid passport IDs, contact details and email IDs.

Nevertheless, some cyber criminals are using the gaming fever to cash in and are seen selling these cards for a premium amount to be paid in Bitcoins, that is not even usefully legit to enter the stadium.

FIFA World Cup organizers in Qatar, along with the law enforcement agencies, are doing their best to curb such illegal sales of fake Hayya Cards.

Such activities not only disrupt the football fever among fans, but can also lead to future identity theft troubles or phishing scams.

Use of cryptocurrency such as Bitcoins might also block with a ban on a temporary note, or till the world cup reaches its semifinal or final stage.


Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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