Phishing Emails

We’ve had quite a few phishing emails recently from unscrupulous folks pretending to be Airbnb and asking us to follow a link and sign in due to some made up reason. Of course the link will take you to a page that may or may not resemble an Airbnb looking site, but checking the URL it is not www.airbnb.com (Or dot, what country you’re from). It will no doubt be something like www.AirbnbHostHelp.com or something along these lines.

If you receive one of these, forward it through to Airbnb and the delete it straight away. Don’t respond and don’t click any links.

As far as I’m aware, Airbnb will never send you an email asking you to follow a link and sign in. If you’re unsure, double check with them by going to your dashboard and sending a message to support.

It’s not just Airbnb style phishing emails, we get them from banks and other online stores.

If you’re not sure how or why these emails appear in your inbox, check out this Wiki article.

Be safe!

Phil

 

 


'Phishing Emails' have 4 comments

  1. December 14, 2014 @ 3:22 pm Milu Costa

    I’ve received a number of these phishing emails pretending to be from Wimdu as well. I am usually so careful with checking links before I click, but I stupidly clicked on the first Wimdu phishing email that I received (request to synch calendar to account) and I ended up hacked and my default payment changed. Luckily it was caught before any payments went through, and it gave me a very good reminder about cyber security.

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    • January 8, 2015 @ 10:41 am Phil

      Sorry to hear you got hacked! Its so easy to get caught out, but glad you managed to change your details. It just takes a moment of not looking, next thing they have your log in details. From there they can cash in. We all have to be super secure.

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  2. July 22, 2016 @ 6:33 pm Nonsense

    I’m getting phishing mails on behalf of wimdu too. And me too, I followed the instructions of the first mail. Today I got another one – in German again – but with huge grammar and spelling errors…
    And it was send to a different email address – not the one I use for wimdu…
    I could still log – in, my account info still seems correct. Immediately I changed the password…

    It’s really tricky!

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    • February 10, 2017 @ 3:25 pm Phil

      Thankfully the phishing emails from Airbnb have disappeared for us and it’s been a while since we had any in.

      Just always check the URL of any email coming in.

      The best rule is if you’re not sure of the source, then don’t click the link or reply. Go to your dash board on Airbnb. All your messages are there.

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