As many customers of big companies (banks, insurance companies, electricity suppliers, etc.), Europages’ customers are the target of internet scammer willing to obtain their passwords and personal information.
They don’t hesitate to contact you directly, ask for quotes, and promise you juicy contracts… and once your confident you’re going to seal a good business deal, they ask you to enter your password or your credit card information in order to open a document. These scammers are phishers: the contract is the hook, and you’re the fish. With these elaborate cons, these professional hustlers are simply waiting for a few minutes of thoughtlessness on your part, and the smallest mistake can have dire consequences.
Here are two samples of phishing e-mails:
How to spot a phishing e-mail ?
There is no general rule regarding phishing e-mails as they all try to exploit a different situation. However, you can always rely on this : never ever communicate your password to anyone, including business partners or associates, even if it is required to open an attached file. You password is your and yours only. Ideally, you should use a different password for every service, for instance two different passwords for your mail client and your myEuropages service. And this password is never necessary to complete a transaction, whatever it may be.
Be sure to check the e-mail adress of the person contacting you. Often, the scammers try to imperson big companies, but their adress’ give them away. For instance, Europages will only contact you through an official @europages.com adress, and never on a personal adress. Thus, an e-mail from email@example.com will likely be a forgery.
If you have doubts about an e-mail, feel free to contact us at info (at) europages.com.