I bet when you woke up this morning you didn’t think you’d be lucky enough to win that auction for a ‘Quality Voucher HQ7520’.
Turns out, you’re not that lucky. Quality Vouchers are in short supply these days and (you guessed it) this is just another scammer, trying to freak you out and steal your credit card information.
If you’ve received an email this morning that looks like it’s from Trade Me, and has the subject line ‘Shopping cart purchase confirmation - order # C080810’, please delete it right away.
Here’s what it looks like:
Please do NOT click on the links contained in the email. They may look like Trade Me, but they are not our URLs. Simply delete the email and commend yourself for being cyber safe.
We are working to have the sender’s site removed as soon as we can.
If you have provided your credit card details via the fake site, you must call your bank right now. Explain the situation and they will cancel the card immediately.
If you believe you entered your Trade Me log in details into a phishing website, you will need to reset your Trade Me password immediately via your My Trade Me page. If you need help call please call us immediately on 0800 334 332 – keep in mind this number is only for emergency situations and not general enquiries.
As a security precaution, we recommend you run a full virus scan on your computer immediately. In case you don't already have security software to assist with this, you might like to check out this free tool.
If you use the same password elsewhere, it’s possible that your other online accounts may also be accessed. We strongly urge you secure these accounts by updating your password and any security questions as soon as possible (but call your bank first!).
If you'd like to know more about phishing, read our guide on how to protect yourself online from scams.