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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. Does your email address consist of your bidorbuy username plus a domain name? If yes, you are in danger of falling …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Say NO to phishing

If 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 …