Etsy New Seller Phishing Messages
I recently opened a new Etsy seller account and shortly after have received several phishing emails via Etsy's messaging system.
I was surprised by Etsy's lack of security, one sent me to a website with Etsy's name in and verification that asked for bank card details. It was a very well done phishing scam. My alarm bells rang when I had to input the balance available on my account. Apparently these scammers want a minimum of £300!
Googling suggests it's fairly commonplace on Etsy, I complained to them but just received a standard reply. It didn't leave me with any confidence dealing with Etsy moving forward.
I'm pretty sharp when it comes to phishing but this was close to catching me out, so worth a warning. The fact that it comes through their messaging system with no warnings makes it all the easier to catch people out.
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