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Scammers Are Using New GDPR Privacy Updates to Steal Your Data

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Criminals are attempting to trick consumers into handing over passwords and credit card details by taking advantage of the flood of emails being sent out ahead of new European privacy legislation.

The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018. As a result, many companies are sending out messages to customers to gain their consent for remaining on their mailing lists.

Scammers, posing as Airbnb employees, claim that they’re not able to accept new bookings or send messages to prospective guests until a new privacy policy is accepted.

“This update is mandatory because of the new changes in the EU Digital privacy legislation that acts upon United States based companies, like Airbnb in order to protect European citizens and companies,” the message says, and the recipient is urged to click a link to accept the new privacy policy.

Those who click the link are asked to enter their personal information, including account credentials and payment card information.

Originally via ZDNet

Criminals are attempting to trick consumers into handing over passwords and credit card details by taking advantage of the flood of emails being sent out ahead of new European privacy legislation.

Read the original article at https://www.zdnet.com/article/phishing-alert-gdpr-themed-scam-wants-you-to-hand-over-passwords-credit-card-details/

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