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Booking.com phishing scam??

 
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Ecosse



Joined: 29 May 2014
Posts: 810
Location: Saint Gervais les Bains, France

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:28 am    Post subject: Booking.com phishing scam?? Reply with quote

Received this today... I can't see anything on it that is obviously dodgy (email was just noreply@booking.com) by BC have never sent anything like this before and there's nothing on my dashboard. Anyone else received this? I'm thinking phishing scam and if I click on the link it'll take me to a dodgy login page. What do people think?

Dear partner,
In compliance with the regulatory requirements of your country, we are obliged to confirm your personal and business identity. This information is needed in order to avoid any service interruptions.
This should only take a few moments of your time. However, filling out this form is necessary in order to continue performing your regular operations.
(followed by a Verify Account button)
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CSE



Joined: 06 Nov 2006
Posts: 4324
Location: Galicia

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have too, which was odd as the website done something about the privacy law a few months before it became legal.
The English is rather off beat too!
Hover over the button and you can see where the link goes.
If any doubt phone the office.
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Giuliano



Joined: 25 Oct 2016
Posts: 72
Location: Umbria

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I received, too, and clicking on the "verify" I was directed onto my (genuine) Booking.com admin page. Apparently no scam.
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Cymraes



Joined: 07 Jul 2015
Posts: 523
Location: North Wales

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is genuine - amazingly.

I asked them via my extranet if it was genuine and they confirmed it was. It's a disgraceful way to communicate though and makes future phishing scams harder to spot.
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Ecosse



Joined: 29 May 2014
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Location: Saint Gervais les Bains, France

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your replies,everyone - I am absolutely gobsmacked (and disappointed) that BC would communicate in this way given the number of phishing attempts that look so similar!
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Cymraes



Joined: 07 Jul 2015
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Location: North Wales

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ecosse wrote:
Thanks for your replies,everyone - I am absolutely gobsmacked (and disappointed) that BC would communicate in this way given the number of phishing attempts that look so similar!


Tell them - they got a fairly scathing response from me. If we all do it then they may take the point. It should have been sent via the extranet. Not exactly rocket science is it!
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