Published on June 9th, 2017 | by Val Sorohan
Stay Safe Online
Are you aware of Phishing scams?
Simply put phishing is an online attempt to steal your personal information such as account details, username and passwords.
Phishers contact you claiming to be from a company or person you know. They will try to replicate the look and feel of a trusted site such as Daft.ie, ultimately requesting your personal information. They then take this information and use it to gather data in your account, contact your customers or gain access to other accounts.
There’s no better way to stay safe online than by familiarising yourself with the latest scams. We’ve compiled our list (below) and we’ll add to this as we become aware of anything new.
Examples of Phishing Scams
A Phisher sends an email or text that imitates Daft.ie. They ask you to take action such as:
Beware! The links displayed in these phishing emails and texts will take you to a fake website where you will be asked to submit your username and password. The phishers then take this information and use it to gather data in your account, contact your customers or gain access to other accounts.
These are a list of current scams but phishers are cunning and are always looking for new ways to scam you. Be vigilant and follow our tips below::
- Think before you click
- NEVER insert your username or password at the request of an email or text message
- Check the senders email address, we will only send emails via domain <name>@daft.ie
- If in doubt delete the email or text and contact your account manager
- Make sure you and all your colleagues are aware of phishing scams, what to do and what not to do
If you have any questions about phishing please do not hesitate to contact your account manager.