It appears that someone has gained access to the customer records at the popular online retro candy and food store, HometownFavorites.com. A phish from what purported to be Hometown Favorites, but was not really, was sent out today, to customers of HometownFavorites.com. The phish went out to customers who had recently placed orders, and contains both the real last four numbers of the customer’s credit card information, and the correct expiration date, and claims that “We recently tried to charge your credit card for your HomeTownFavorites.com order, and it was rejected by the bank because it has no complete infomation.”
It then goes on to say: “To update the credit card infomation details for your order, please select this link:”
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When you click the link, it takes you to a very convincing looking page, which is a direct rip-off of the Hometown Favorites.com site, complete with the last four numbers of your credit card number and the expiration date prepopulated on the page. Then it asks you to put in your SSN (social security number) and date of birth.
It is well enough done, with enough information unique to you, to fool most people. After all, if you get this phish, you recently did place an order with Hometown Favorites, and with that credit card.
This is pretty clearly an inside job, given all of the information they have. So, if you are a Hometown Favorites customer, please don’t fall for this (however, if you do get this phish, please let us know about it).
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