Cyber-criminals are targeting Irish users...
Irish Vodafone customers are being warned to look out for a new batch of phishing emails.
A message, pretending to be from Vodafone, has been sent to mailboxes around Ireland, it begins:
"Just a quick reminder that you need to pay for your Vodafone service. Pay now to avoid service restriction or suspension."
"Your monthly bill for NETVIGATOR service has been issued. We have proceeded autopay payment according to your credit card information. However, such autopay payment is not successful," the scam-mail continues.
It states the failure to make a payment to the company could result in loss of service - and offers a link for customers to click on to pay the charge.
Enjoy Safer Technology (ESET) Ireland is warning Irish customers to delete these emails - and to not click on any of these links.
Cybercrime Analyst Urban Schrott commented, "While the email is made to look very convincing, with all the Vodafone logos and overall appearance, all the links in the email lead to a fake website, registered in Mexico, which tries to trick the user into submitting their account info and payment details."