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Note to subscribers - fake STA websites

Ljubljana, 20 May - Posts containing links to fake Slovenian Press Agency (STA) websites are spreading on Facebook again, in an apparent scam that abuses the STA name and brand and is similar to a scheme first noticed in April.

Ljubljana
The screenshot of a fake STA website.
Photo: STA

There are various articles on the fake website (a screenshot is attached), including about a woman in the Slovenian armed forces.

Clicking the Facebook posts takes the users to the fake STA website, which is a gateway to entice users to click through to other pages.

There are several indications the website is fake.

The site is located at various addresses, for example http://banditimagination.club, instead of the official https://www.sta.si.

The fake articles are in Slovenian, but the page layout is taken from the English version of the STA website.

The elements in the page header are different than the elements on the genuine STA website.

STA users are advised to be cautious and refrain from clicking on suspicious links.

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