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Fresh Phishing E-mail Campaign Abuses Popular Vodafone

According to an alert by security researchers, scam e-mails posing as informing about one fresh message related to different services keep getting utilized in Internet frauds, so within one latest sample, cyber criminals are attempting at enticing victims via abusing Vodafone the popular cell-phone carrier, reported softpedia.com in news on October 9, 2014.

Using rather uncomplicated lure, the e-mail asserts that the recipient has a yet to be read message inside his Vodafone Internet account that he can access by clicking on a given web-link.

But as always happens, the web-link leads onto one fake log-in site which imitates Vodafone's actual site.

The researchers say that scammers, daily, distribute innumerable e-mails of the above type for duping potential victims owning Vodafone accounts so their passwords, usernames, finance-related and other personal information can be stolen.

And when the above data is gathered, the same is used for the scammers to easily compromise the victims' original Vodafone accounts and then through them for carrying out fraudulent transactions as well as filching more private information for committing unpleasant ID-theft.

Therefore given the above, anyone who unwittingly follows the web-link and types in his Vodafone account's username and password on the phony site should necessarily create a new password for his account right away.

But for those users, who can't create a new password for their Vodafone account, they are advised to contact Vodafone without delay, suggest the researchers.

Meanwhile, Vodafone on its own part is cautioning customers of the current phishing e-mail campaign through a formal statement posted onto its authorized portal.

According to the company, it has identified the fake e-mail and is doing everything for disabling the web-links. In case anyone has got the e-mail he is urged not to follow the embedded web-link alternatively provide any of his private particulars. In fact, he should remove the e-mail wholly from his mailbox for staying safe from online fraud.

Vodafone further advises customers to log into their Internet accounts by typing in the URL inside the address bar of their Web-browsers alternatively use an authentic company application for the logging in process.

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