Be Scammed, You Will Not! Let hackers and scammers find your lack of faith disturbing this Star Wars Day.


April 30, 2024

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Be Scammed, You Will Not!  Let hackers and scammers find your lack of faith disturbing this Star Wars Day.

May 4this about celebrating one of the most beloved film franchises of all time - Star Wars.

George Lucas’s visionary saga has captured the imaginations of millions of people with galaxies far…far away.

From legendary quotes of some of the most beloved characters to one of the most iconic villains of all time, Star Wars has become a pop culture phenomenon, appealing to kids and adults alike.

As Star Wars enthusiasts everywhere anticipate this year’s Star Wars Day celebration, individuals with evil intentions, who have clearly turned to the Dark Side, are bound to try to ruin the holiday.

What should you expect?

If you’re one with the Force, you should have a “very bad feeling about this”…

Cybercrooks always exploit popular events for profit, and Star Wars Day offers just enough leeway to pull off scams and other social engineering tricks that could bewilder novice Jedis.

Watch out for offers that seem too good to be true, such as:

  • Great discounts on Star Wars merchandise
  • Special offers for Comic-Con tickets
  • Scam offers for vacations at Disney World's Galaxy's Edge in Hollywood Studios
  • Access to special media or unreleased Star Wars movies, series, or sneak peeks at trailers of upcoming films
  • Fake streaming platforms where you can binge all Star Wars movies and TV shows

LEGO never disappoints during the annual May 4th sales events, but be wary of scammers who want to profit from the company’s reputation by putting up fake websites or promoting phony ads on social media platforms.

Don’t be fooled by great prices or official logos and imagery, or you’ll find yourself in a "these are not the droids you’re looking for” situation.

It’s not just Jedi knights who use mind tricks to avoid detection by the Empire; fraudsters thrive off manipulating emotional vulnerabilities to gain your trust and steer you away from the light side of the Force.

‘It’s a trap!”

Don’t be like Admiral Ackbar during the Battle of Endor, who learned the hard way about the Galactic Empire's deceptive dealings.

Many dangers are lurking around the internet, so always:

  • Research any offers you see online
  • Shop on trusted e-commerce platforms only
  • Avoid clicking on unsolicited links via emails, texts or direct messages on social media platforms
  • Use a security solution to protect your devices and data from phishing attempts, fraudulent websites and malicious attacks

May the Fourth Be With You!

Use Bitdefender Scamio to fend off Star Wars-themed scams and other potential internet swindles.

Our AI-powered scam detector will make even the best Star Wars droids jealous. Use Scamio for free to uncover fraudsters who want to ruin your reputation, steal your identity and money.

Copy the message, link, photo, proposal, or QR code you receive on you receive, and send it to Scamio, on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, or web browser.

Your dedicated Scam detection tool will immediately analyze the data and tell you if anyone is trying to scam you.




Alina is a history buff passionate about cybersecurity and anything sci-fi, advocating Bitdefender technologies and solutions. She spends most of her time between her two feline friends and traveling.

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