How Scammers Abuse Baidu Search Results
If you use Skype, recently you may have received Baidu link spam from some of your contacts. The links look like this:
When you click these links you end up on fake news sites with articles about a new miracle medicine that may help you lose weight or double your IQ.
Here are the typical headlines on those sites:
- Gwen Stefani Shares Blake Shelton’s Secret To Rapid Weight Loss
- Stephen Hawking Predicts, “This Pill Will Change Humanity”
This is not a new scam and most people realize that these links are spread through hacked Skype accounts, not from their actual contacts.