Don’t Fall for Vinted Phishing Scams

In recent months, Vinted users have fallen victim to a new wave of phishing scams aimed at stealing personal information and diverting payments away from the official Vinted platform.

Scammers are posing as buyers and sending fraudulent messages to sellers, reserving products for sale and then immediately canceling them.

They then send messages to the sellers, claiming that Vinted is requesting their phone number and asking them to complete the transaction outside of the official website.

Vinted Phishing Page in 2023
Vinted Phishing Page found on April 2nd, 2023

By requesting personal information, scammers can divert the payment method and avoid the security measures provided by the official Vinted website.

This puts sellers at risk of losing money or having their personal information stolen.

In response to this, Vinted has issued warnings on their official website to help users recognize fraudulent and phishing messages.

Vinted Phishing page protected by Cloudflare services.
Vinted Phishing page protected by Cloudflare services indexed on the 2nd of April, 2023

These messages often request personal information such as email addresses, phone numbers, bank card details, or even photos of ID documents.

Another Vinted Phishing page
Another Vinted Phishing page

Scammers may also include Vinted’s logo and use similar colors, fonts, and buttons as those on the official website to make their phishing pages seem more legitimate.

Advise from Vinted

To avoid falling victim to these scams, Vinted advises users to only complete transactions on the official platform and to be cautious of any requests for personal information or payments outside of the site.

The company also reminds users that their official profiles will include a “Team Vinted” badge and that they will only contact users from their official support account using their designated email addresses.

You might want to read:

  1. What Is Email Phishing?
  2. What Is Vishing?
  3. What Is Social Media Phishing?

What steps do you take to verify the authenticity of online transactions and avoid falling victim to phishing scams? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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