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Fake Electronic Mails Mimicking Wonga Spotted

Bogus e-mails posing as messages from the short-period loan company Wonga, attempt at duping Internauts into divulging personal credentials for logging in, published softpedia.com dated July 8, 2013.

Captioned "Account error," the scam electronic mail notifies the recipient that Wonga's database accounts incurred an error; therefore he requires making his Wonga account up-to-date so his account along with the entire money within it isn't held up. The account's suspension can be freed if he visits a Wonga branch alternatively takes down a form in a given attachment followed with substantiating his Wonga details. The company regrets the inconvenience caused, although the entire thing is actually part of the security measure that's essential for making sure the particular user's account is safe, the e-mail states.

It also states that incase the user has already substantiated his details then he may ignore the message.

Eventually, conveying gratitude because the user selected Wonga, the e-mail signs off from "The Wonga Security Team."

But, Wonga.com hasn't sent the e-mail, while the so-called mistake in Wonga's database too represents one strategy for duping people into giving away personal A/C login particulars.

Now if anyone opens the attachment, an HTML login web-page that imitates the real web-page for logging into Wonga.com appears. This forged web-page, displaying the form, contains the identical color-scheme as also graphics utilized for the original web-page.

And incase any end-user feeds in personal password and e-mail as also submits into the "login" field given within the forged document, he'll get diverted onto the main-page of Wonga.com.

In the meantime, scammers may gather the login details of the end-user to subsequently compromise his original Wonga A/C.

Thus experts remind, legitimate financial institutions will never request customers for their login information through any e-mail form.

Therefore, users should maintain caution about any unsolicited e-mail, which insists on recipients following a web-link else viewing an attachment for setting right account-errors or updating account-credentials.

Conclusively, it isn't just the Wonga financial institution that online-fraudsters have attacked, recently. During the 1st-week of June 2013, fake electronic mails were detected that having the header "PAYMENT ALERT ON YOUR ACCOUNT," posed as Barclay Bank's communication.

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