Do not provide details on the Congratulations You Are Todays Winner scam page

Also Known As: todayswinner.club phishing scam
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

"Congratulations You Are Todays Winner" removal instructions

What is "Congratulations You Are Todays Winner"?

"Congratulations You Are Todays Winner" is the headline on the todayswinner[.]club scam website. This web page claims that visitors have won one of several prizes that will supposedly be delivered after providing various information, including credit card details. The main goal of this scam is to extort money and personal information from unsuspecting visitors. We strongly recommend that you ignore todayswinner[.]club. Note that there may be other similar or even identical websites on the internet.

Congratulations You Are Todays Winner scam

This website has several designs. The main difference between them is the prize that visitors have supposedly won. At the time of research, todayswinner[.]club loaded pages claiming that visitors have won an Apple Watch, iPhone X, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Gold, Samsung Galaxy S10, $500 Nike Gift Card and $500 Amazon Gift Card. Every version of the todayswinner[.]club web page asks visitors to provide details such as first and last name, email, telephone number, full address and zip code. After providing this information, visitors are urged to provide other details such as credit card and CVV number, date of expiry and cardholder's name. You should never provide such details on any unofficial website, especially on a scam website such as todayswinner[.]club. Typically, scammers behind websites of this kind misuse credit card details to generate revenue by making fraudulent purchases, or they sell them to other cyber criminals. These actions can lead to significant financial loss.

Scam websites such as this, and other untrusted pages, are usually opened through other dubious sites, deceptive advertisements or installed potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Most PUAs force users to visit untrusted pages, gather information and display intrusive ads. They record browsing related information such as geolocations, URLs of visited websites, entered search queries, IP addresses and other data. Personal details might also be recorded. Furthermore, PUAs developers usually share the information with other parties (potentially, cyber criminals). The data is misused to generate revenue by these people. PUAs can also feed users with coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups and other intrusive ads. People who click them are usually redirected to dubious web pages, or the ads run scripts that download and install other PUAs.

Threat Summary:
Name todayswinner.club phishing scam
Threat Type Phishing, Scam, Social Engineering, Fraud.
Fake Claim This scam website claims that the visitor has won a prize.
Detection Names Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal).
Serving IP Address 104.248.50.87
Distribution methods Compromised websites, rogue online pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications.
Damage Loss of sensitive private information, monetary loss, identity theft, possible malware infections.
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"Congratulations Samsung User!", "YOU ARE THE CHOSEN!", and "SPECIAL AWARD FROM OUR SPONSORS" are some examples of other scam websites. Typically, these sites attempt to trick visitors into providing information that scammers can misuse to generate revenue. Never trust these sites - if they are opened by your browser, PUAs are probably installed.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

PUAs are usually downloaded and installed through the set-ups of other software. This distribution method is known as "bundling" and is used to trick people into downloading/installing potentially unwanted software together with some other, regular programs. In most cases, information about these additionally-included apps can be found in "Custom" and "Advanced" settings of the download/installation set-ups. Many people leave them unchecked and unchanged, thereby inadvertently agreeing with offers to download and install additional, unwanted software. Unintentional downloads can be caused by clicking deceptive ads that execute certain scripts.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

Software should not be downloaded from untrusted websites, via torrent clients, eMule (and other Peer-to-Peer networks), third party downloaders, and so on. The same applies to installations through third party installers. The safest way to download files and programs is using official pages and direct download links. Check all download/installation settings such as "Custom" and "Advanced", since they often they mention offers to download/install unwanted programs. Do not click intrusive (deceptive) ads - they often redirect to untrusted websites or cause unwanted downloads/installations. If unwanted ads appear on most visited pages, or the browser opens dubious web pages automatically, check for any unwanted apps installed on your browser. Remove all unknown, suspicious plug-ins, add-ons and extensions immediately. Also uninstall any unwanted programs from the operating system. If your computer is already infected with PUAs, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

The appearance of "Congratulations You Are Todays Winner" pop-up (GIF):

Congratulations You Are Todays Winner scam gif

Screenshots of other versions of todayswinner[.]club scam website:

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Quick menu:

Removal of potentially unwanted applications:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

PUAs uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any suspicious/recently-installed applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove rogue extensions from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing rogue extensions from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the todayswinner.club phishing scam, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing rogue extensions from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the todayswinner.club phishing scam, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing rogue extensions from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with todayswinner.club phishing scam removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the todayswinner.club phishing scam, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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