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Gettingthere



Joined: 17 Nov 2008
Posts: 233
Location: Devon

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:39 pm    Post subject: Text from OD re googlemaps Reply with quote

Warning. Today I received the following text message claiming to be from OwnersDirect. The name "OwnersDirect" is displayed in place of a mobile number - so makes it look all the more authentic.

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Hello, we are helping hosts to improve their online visibility and get more bookings by promoting places on Googlemaps. Please click here ownersdirectmap.com/7/promote to start promoting your place for free. It only takes a minute. Thank you for using our services! The HomeAway Family.


Having received similar before, (and always ignored!) I noticed that the links were very different - the first being ownersdirectupdate.co.uk the second being updateownersdirect.co.uk and the above being ownersdirectmap.com

Predictably if you click the link it asks you to log into your google account in a presumed attempt to harvest your gmail details.
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AndrewH



Joined: 12 Sep 2013
Posts: 1317
Location: Kefalonia, Greece

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank for the warning, Newtoit. A very devious trick. Evil or Very Mad
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Nemo



Joined: 14 Aug 2008
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Location: Norfolk

PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had several of those too in the past. Trust nothing and only ever log in via your dashboard to a site, no matter what you get asked to do in an email or text.
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