Official-looking letters were received by a number of online poker players in January, saying that they had failed to accept the new terms and conditions of Neteller and needed to do so before the end of the month or the accounts would be suspended. Of course, the phishing scam soon became obvious as no company would ever ask for account information this way.
Recently, Skrill users have become targets of a similar attack once again. The text of the letter is almost identical to the one used against Neteller account holders and reads as follows:"Dear xxxxx,
This is your last and final warning. To avoid account closure, please follow the link below and confirm your personal information. Failing to do so until the 4th of March, 2014 will be considered a denial of our terms and conditions and your account will be permanently closed.
Click Here to Complate Process
Enjoy using Skrill (Moneybookers)!
The link in the letter leads to a fake Skrill site, where users are asked first to provide their password and then personal and bank account information. Remember: never provide these details! Legit companies never ask for them this way.
Phishing scammers create fake e-mails and websites to access confidential information, passwords, access codes, bank account numbers and so on from users who respond to the convincingly official-looking notification.