Internauts from the UK who like to do some online shopping at Next – a retailer of clothing, accessories, homeware, flowers and electrical devices – should keep an eye out for fake emails which inform them that their credit account has been increased.
Here’s what the emails look like (via
We have made an increase in your credit account which we reflect in 7 working days, this is due to increase in your credit rating. Please login with the link below to confirm this increase.
Please do not reply to this message. For questions, please call Customer Service. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Copyright © 1999-2012 Next.co.uk. All rights reserved.
The Log On
link doesn’t actually point to the legitimate website (next.co.uk), but to one that’s registered with Comcast. Here, users are met with a replica of Next’s customer login page that’s cleverly designed to store the victim’s username and a password in a database owned by cybercriminals.