Phishing Scams Target Customers of Virgin Media

Netsecurity.org reported on 31st March, 2015 that a clever spam campaign is targeting customers of Virgin Media, a UK-based telecom and ISP (Internet Service Provider) trying to collect account information like details of login for PayPal account and payment card.

The email says that you will be receiving bills online from the company and the company is improving its system of payment for which you must immediately upgrade your details for billing otherwise you may lose your email address. The email also instructs you to click on a "sign in" link for upgradation.

Actually, the email is not sent by Virgin Media because it is a phishing scam planned to trick you to submit your financial and personal information to cybercriminals. If you click on the link attached with the email, you will be taken to a fake website which looks like a genuine webpage of Virgin Media.

The fake webpage will ask you to login to your account of Virgin Media. When you login, you will be redirected to another fake page asking you to provide login details of your PayPal account along with information of your credit card and bank.

Once you complete the filling of the form, you will be taken to the genuine Virgin Media website again. Virgin Media warns that in the meantime, scammers can collect all your submitted information and can hijack your accounts of Virgin media and PayPal and transact fraudulently in your name with details of your credit card.

Security experts advise that if you have already clicked on the link in the fake email message and have already submitted your information on the fake or phishing website of Virgin Media, then please change your password for your Virgin Media account and also contact the company and your bank.

Security experts analyzing this campaign with phishing email comment that unfortunately it has been seen that scammers again exploited the name of Virgin media in a phishing campaign.

During October 2014, security experts discovered scam emails from Virgin Media's customer service department regarding an alleged bill processing issue which tried to collect credentials for accessing the service.

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