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Losing bidder? Do NOT pay before reading this!

A new simple and clever phishing scam is has been unleashed onto the cyber space. Read on to learn how to recognise and avoid it.

Read this, so you don’t become a victim

One bidorbuyer awoke yesterday to yet another phishing attack directed against South Africa’s largest online marketplace. He received an email message that looked like the real thing. In his own words, the message immediately plunged him into a state of anxiety. No wonder. The fake bidorbuy message warned him that he has violated site policies […]

Phishing, again

Scammers never run out of ideas. They are always ready to adopt a different approach. That is why bidorbuy users should always be on the alert. During the weekend, several bidorbuy sellers ended up falling victim to a phishing attack after receiving a query on their bidorbuy classifieds listing, followed by this, at the first […]

Phishing attack posing as a warning

It is difficult to differentiate between various kinds of scum and say which one is worse than the other. Still, it is probably safe to say that the most dangerous internet scam is the one that poses as a solution. It comes in various forms. It can be a malicious code posing as anti-virus software […]

Scam-free holiday season

The festive season is the time of general goodwill and shopping sprees. It is also the time when internet criminals of all kinds increase their efforts to separate you from your personal details and your money. Though such scams occur all year round, scammers prey extra forcefully on people’s generosity and vulnerabilities at this time […]

A real-life phishing saga

Only today, we received this email message from a bidorbuy user – let’s call him John Doe: “I have had over 120 calls about purchasing Landrovers, motor cycles, Toyotas, caravans, BMW’s and so on. Someone is obviously using my user name and telephone number. They are asking for deposits into some account. Please investigate urgently; […]

Don’t get caught by phishing

It appears that some bidorbuy members have been receiving email messages pretending to be from bidorbuy, asking them to “click here” in order to confirm or update their bidorbuy account. The link directs the recipient to a fake (or spoof) site where he is prompted to provide his bidorbuy user name and password or login […]