Cybercrime - "Squarespace Domain Renewal" Phishing Scam

Cybercrime - "Squarespace Domain Renewal" Phishing Scam

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Squarespace customers who have received fake "Domain Renewal" emails like the one below, which claim an error was generated renewing their connected domain due to incorrect billing, are asked not to click on the links in them. This is because we have noticed that scammers are currently sending out fake Squarespace emails which have links that go to phishing websites that steal online account usernames and passwords.

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Squarespace customers should always go directly to www.squarespace.com and sign into their accounts from there. If there is something that they need to do, they will be notified after signing in.

A "Squarespace Domain Renewal" Scam

From: "samatha" <dffgttrfg@freedom077.com>

Date: 13 May 2018 at 22:51:00 BST

Subject: Information needed

Reply-To: dffgttrfg@freedom077.com


Error Renewing Your Connected Domain Due To Incorrect Billings Provided.


After numerous attempts to process your payment, we were unable to renew your connect domain

This means:

Your features will be canceled

Your domain name will be disconnected from your website

To keep your domains active and prevent service interruptions:

Check that auto-renew is enabled in the Billing panel.

Check that your billing credit card is up to date.

The link in the fake email goes to the following phishing website:

  • hxxp://freedom077.com/

Squarespace customers who have already been scammed are asked to contact Squarespace for help.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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