Say NO to phishing

fake500If you receive an email (purportedly) from bidorbuy asking you to “click on this link” in order to update your log-in information, do NOT do it. If you do click on the link, you will be taken to a bogus site that only looks like bidorbuy. If you enter your log-in details on such a site, you will be giving your username and password to thieves.

Email messages asking bidorbuy users to “click on a link” are the newest phishing scam doing the cyberspace rounds. Although both the email and the site look professional, they usually contain a few warning signs, like uncertain grammar and/or wordiness. Also, the website address displayed in your browser will not be http://www.bidorbuy.co.za. It will be something slightly different, probably with numbers in front.

You best protection is to ignore phishing emails. It is usually a good idea to type in the address of the site yourself in your browser’s address bar, instead of clicking on a link in an email message.

If you ever receive an email from bidorbuy that leaves you in slightest doubt, write to hello@bidorbuy.co.za before taking any important action, like entering your sensitive information or handing over money.