Scammers in the guise of Uber get a credit card

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in photomontage UBER in Moscow. Archival photoScammers in the guise of Uber get a credit card© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

Some scammers from Saturday began to gather credit card data of users posing as online service taxi service Uber, and their bait was able to catch about 50 thousand people, reported in a press release antivirus IT ESET.

«ESET warns of new phishing attack fraudsters to collect card data, acting on behalf of Uber. New fraud campaign started on 17 June. Potential victims receive an email from the letters «Uber» in which it is proposed to get a large discount on your next trip in a taxi», — stated in the message.

ESET experts discovered emails and a fake website in Portuguese, however, noted that fraudsters will not be difficult to retarget the attack to other audiences. Clicking on the banner «share» in the email takes the user to a phishing website which has nothing to do with this site, despite the external similarity and the presence of the word «uber» in the URL.

The user to a phishing site congratulations on «winning» and offer to create an account with Uber, so the discount was automatically included in the next trip. Button «login» will redirect the user to fake the registration page where you need to enter personal information, including name, surname, mobile phone number and the number, validity and CVV/CVC credit card.

After entering data the user gets on this site is Uber, and fraudsters have the information necessary to access the victim’s Bank account. It is noted that scammers have registered a fake website June 16, a few hours before the attack began, and on June 18 it took nearly 50 thousand users, mainly from Brazil, USA, South Korea, Spain and Germany.

«Not the fact that all users have visited a phishing site, filled the questionnaire and sent the scammers a credit card… the Problem is that 50 thousand people, apparently, carefully read phishing emails and clicking links from them. Not surprisingly, this is a classic tool of fraud, as spam is still effective,» — said the head of technical marketing of ESET Russia Alexey Oskin, whose words are in the release.

The company recommends that you ignore spam and use comprehensive anti-virus products with the functions of anti-spam and anti-phishing, and recalls that information on discounts and special offers Uber and other companies to double-check on their official websites.