An article published on BBC’s website has revealed that approximately 10,000 of Booking.com customers’ personal information was stolen and used by criminals operating fake Call Centers to trick them into sending advance payments for hotel reservations, by asking for bank details. It is alleged that foreign visitors coming to London from countries like India, Bangladesh, Israel, South Africa, China and Japan are mainly targeted.
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Booking.com says it is working with the police to tackle the problem and prevent the same phishing attack from happening again. They have refunded all the victims of the phishing scam.
If you are asked to send payment, personal or financial information via an email message or a phone call, please locate Booking.com phone number and call them directly or use their website at www.booking.com to contact them and verify the information that you have received.
Click here for more information about this phishing scam on the BBC’s website.
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