Joined: 17 Nov 2008
|Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:47 pm Post subject: "We are jewish...."
|Just thought I should flag this one up as the phishing is getting cleverer.
The enquiry came supposedly through VRBO who I don't advertise with, but I am on OD so I thought, well maybe. The message said:
|We are jewish and we would love to book your property for next year's Hanukkah ( starting December 6th) for a full 2 weeks. Is it available? Please let me know.
I know it is a busy period, but maybe we can arrange something.
Thank you, Jacob Jackson!
So a few flags to start with.
-Lower case J in Jewish.
-Hunnikah is 12th Dec next year, but was 6th last year.
-mention of "your property" rather than anything specific like its name or location or the fact that it's a house.
Anyway for "fun" I hit the 'respond in your dashboard' link which opened up an extremely authentic looking <my email provider> login, including the picture/icon I use on my account. I put in a fake password and it then took me to a supposed VRBO dashboardwhich didn't operate properly. But of course by then they would have harvested your email password.
So just a warning for us all to be careful out there!