NewsScam alert: Booking.com users targeted by sophisticated fraud

Scam alert: Booking.com users targeted by sophisticated fraud

Scammers are impersonating Booking.com
Scammers are impersonating Booking.com
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10:18 AM EDT, July 10, 2024

Experts from NASK warn against scammers who prey on people searching for accommodations on well-known services. Booking.com users should be particularly cautious. The experts indicate how to proceed.

The Institute of Scientific and Academic Computer Network Research warns about a campaign where fraudsters attempt to take over the accounts and money of internet users using the Booking.com service.

Scam on Booking. Experts raise the alarm

Experts explain that scammers use previously hijacked accounts of properties listed on Booking.com and then, using the obtained data, send messages to people who have booked accommodations there. In the message they sent, they informed us about the need to confirm the reservation and threatened its cancellation.

To protect against these harmful effects, check the site address where you enter your login details. It is emphasized that in this case, a domain similar to the service's actual website address was prepared, but closer inspection reveals the forgery.

Booking.com targeted by scammers again

However, this is not the first time that scammers have targeted Booking.com. As reported in WP Finance, fraudsters impersonate this service and offer simple remote work for several minutes daily, which is supposed to bring significant profits.

At that time, the Silesian police reported that the message recipient should contact the recruiter via WhatsApp and follow further instructions.

In reality, fraudsters rely on customers' inattention. They are tempted by the vision of quick earnings and will make a transfer. Subsequently, their goal is to gain access to online banking, allowing them to withdraw all the money accumulated in the victim's account.

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