Disney+ customers should take a closer look at incoming emails. The consumer centers warn that scammers are currently trying to get their data. In the current scam, they claim the Disney+ account is allegedly suspended.
Disney+ phishing email: salutation with email address
According to the warning from the consumer advice centers, the fraudsters address the email recipients with their email addresses. The typo “Halo” instead of “Hello” is striking. Real e-mails from the streaming provider are usually not addressed at all.
The phishing emails claim payment issues, which is why the Disney+ account is said to have been suspended.
In the phishing email, the cybercriminals claim that there were unsolvable payment problems and the subscription was therefore cancelled. To reactivate the account, the potential victim just has to follow the link.
However, this click leads to the scammers’ fake website, where they want to get their victims’ sensitive data. The consumer centers explain that recipients of the e-mail should not be unsettled by the direct salutation with the e-mail address.
Missing a salutation makes phishing easier
Standard e-mails from Disney+ unnecessarily facilitate phishing, as they do not address the recipient personally and fraudsters therefore do not actually need data such as salutation and names. In this case, however, the cybercriminals give themselves away with the added recipient salutation, which also attracts attention with a typo.
Anyone who finds such an email in their electronic inbox should immediately mark it as spam or phishing. In addition, recipients of the e-mail should not click on the link it contains and under no circumstances should they enter any data on the phishing website.
Phishing remains one of the biggest threats on the internet. Just last week, 1&1 Ionos customers were targeted by fraudsters, which the police had warned about.
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