RE/MAX Real Estate Company Alerts Aussies about Online Phishing Campaigns
RE/MAX the well-known real estate company has issued an alert to Australians asking them for remaining watchful about dubious e-mails, which apparently arrive from the firm, so published softpedia.com dated September 24, 2012.
Also as per the security warning, electronic mail ids with suffixes "@remax.net" or "@remax.com.au" appear inside the 'From' field of the fake e-mails while headers are depicted as "RE: check out this remax listings in your area," "RE: Check New Properties Around You" and "RE: Hot Property Alert!"
Further, the bogus notices carry web-links which apparently lead onto sites where victims are directed for entering personal web-mail credentials.
In addition, the e-mails normally show RE/MAX's logo alongside its company name; however, the messages don't ever address recipients personally, informs RE/MAX. It (RE/MAX) adds that Internet-users receiving such suspicious electronic mails may report about them to RE/MAX's id, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile according to RE/MAX's National Marketing & Communications Manager Lisa Campbell, the scam e-mails aim at both the general public and the firm's real estate agents via various means. Those targeting the general public involve rental scams while the rest targeting the agents solicit personal e-mail account verifications so their identities can be stolen, reports smartcompany.com.au dated September 20, 2012.
Campbell states that at the time the foremost fraudulent e-mails circulated, there was believably one individual from the public becoming convinced enough to wire cash onto one fake e-mail account.
From then on, nonetheless, the company has found that it got phone-calls from many more individuals verifying with it about the genuineness of the e-mail and they were immediately suggested for deleting the message.
Campbell continues that RE/MAX has remained up-to-date with e-mail notices, dialog boxes emerging on the company's Internet site as well as social-networking frauds via its common web-pages for making sure people along with its network forever remained wary of being cautious, while the company won't ever request for users' log-in particulars or money.
Eventually, the RE/MAX Web-alert issued on its authorized site asks people not to type in their information as reputable organizations (like RE/MAX) won't ever request for anybody's private information like password over e-mail.
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