Early Bird: Scammers at a Czech online bazaar. Russia expels diplomats. Cardi B sneakers collection is a hit
Experts from a virus laboratory warned against scammers at a Czech online bazaar site. Russia has expelled three diplomats for illegal protests in support of political activist Alexei Navalnyj. And have you heard of the new collection of sneakers Cardi B for Reebok, which is selling like crazy?
Experts warn against scammers on Sbazar.cz
Analysts from the Avast Threat Labs virus laboratory have discovered that fraudulent offers keep popping up on the popular Czech bazaar Sbazar.cz, luring their victims with expensive goods at a low price, but in the end, people who fall for such an offer can lose a fortune.
"A fraudulent advertisement looks like any other. It attracts with a well-photographed subject put up for sale, complemented with a description. In most cases, scam advertisements offer popular goods, such as electronics, but even animals are no exception,"
Avast's expert Alexei Savchin said about the scam offers.
The text of the advertisement as well as the message sent after responding to the add via the contact form bear signs of machine translation. The attackers then try to convince potential buyers that the goods they're offering are in excellent condition, but refuse personal collection, using quarantine as an excuse and offering the possibility of courier transport directly from Sbazar instead. However, Sbazar doesn't provide such a service. When redirecting to a payment, they try not only to withdraw the amount listed under the advertised item, but also to target the entire balance in the victim's account.
Russia has expelled three diplomats over Navalnyj's protests
Russia has expelled three diplomats from Germany, Sweden and Poland for joining illegal protests in support of opposition activist Alexei Navalnyj, who was arrested earlier this week, in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
"Diplomats participating in illegal actions were declared 'persona non grata' in accordance with the Vienna Convention. They were ordered to leave the territory of the Russian Federation in the near future,"
the ministry said in a statement.
Hundreds of thousands of people across Russia took part in the protests to support the loud critic of Vladimir Putin on January 23 and 31, and thousands were arrested.
All three home countries strongly protested against this step. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the expulsion of the diplomats unjustifiable. Polish Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian Ambassador in Warsaw because of the incident and requested that Moscow to reconsider the decision, otherwise Warsaw would take appropriate action. The Swedish Foreign Ministry described Moscow's action as completely unfounded. The head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, is also against the expulsion. He is currently in Russia and also appealed to the Russian side to reconsider its decision and at the same time release Navalnyj.
Biden speeds up the aid package without Republicans
US President Joe Biden proceeds with his plan to discuss a $ 1.9 billion (40.8 trillion crowns) relief bill without Republican support. The funds are intended to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, relieve households and kick-start economic growth.
“A lot of folks are losing hope. I believe the American people are looking right now to their government for help, to do our job, to not let them down. So I’m going to act. I’m going to act fast. I’d like to be doing it with the support of Republicans… they’re just not willing to go as far as I think we have to go,”
said the new US president on Friday after meeting with Democratic leaders of Congress.
His democratic colleagues agreed that the package was a step in the right direction and Congress will begin discussing it as soon as possible.
Zinédine Zidane demands respect from journalists
Real Madrid manager Zinédine Zidane demands respect from journalists, claiming that Real Madrid, known as the "White Ballet", is still in the game for the title of the Spanish La Liga.
Last season, the Madrid big league club celebrated the league title, but this year it's still third in the table with a loss of 10 points to its city rival Atlético, which also has a match to bood. This situation inspired the media to start digging into the position of the French manager of the club.
"I don't deserve to be treated like that by the press. We won the league last season and I'd hope for a bit of respect,"
Zidane said at a press conference on Friday.
In addition, the former French representative recently had a positive coronavirus test, so he had to spend some time in isolation.
"I've been locked in a cage for two weeks, I can't wait to get out and show that I'm going to fight until the end,"
claimed the forty-eight-year-old football coach and one of the best players in football history at the same time.
The new collection of Reebok x Cardi B sneakers is selling out fast
There's not much popular American rapper Cardi B wouldn't do for her fans. In addition to the release of her highly anticipated single "Up", she has introduced her new line of Reebok sports shoes, which will be available for purchase online from February 5, but some models are reportedly already sold out!
The whole collection is in the spirit of neon colors. The Club C Cardi model reaps the greatest success, and it's hopelessly sold out on the Reebok website. This type of sneakers is available in white, neon pink and green. If you like these timeless sports shoes, don't hesitate and put them in your shopping cart, because they'll be gone before you notice.
That's all from us this morning. We wish you a peaceful weekend, which we'll start thematically with a quote from the American motivational speaker Zig Ziglar: