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potential password scam

Perth, Australia
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potential password scam

Hello

Over the last couple of days I received two emails which appeared to come from Tripadvisor. The sender showed as 'donotreply@tripadvisor.com

The first email asked me to click on a link to change my password (which I did not do). The second email said that my password had been changed and that if it was not me who changed it, then I should click on a link (which I did not do). I have logged on today using my current(Old) password, so it's clear that it hasn't been changed.

I am assuming this is a scam and if it is then you might like to warn people about it?

I have copied both emails below

Aussie127.

Hi aussie127,

Your password for this TripAdvisor account has recently been changed. If you made this change, we're all set. You don't need to reply to this message.

If you did not make this change, please visit our Help Centre.

Thanks and happy travels,

The TripAdvisor Support Team

http://www.tripadvisor.com.au

Hello [my correct email address appeared here]

Please click on the link below within 24 hours to reset your TripAdvisor password. If the link does not work, please copy and paste the entire link into a web browser.

https:/…

Once you reset your password, you will be signed in and able to enter the member-only area you tried to access.

If you have any problems with this link, please visit the TripAdvisor Help Center for more information.

Happy travels,

The TripAdvisor Support Team

http://www.tripadvisor.com.au

Vancouver, Canada
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1. Re: potential password scam

Hi,

You may not have signed in to TA for a while. As long as you don't sign in you can browse the website to your heart's delight. But the minute you want to post on a forum, or submit a review or do any other action on TA, you must sign in.

There was a security breach in the USA some months ago that was fairly serious causing many companies to ask their clients to reset their password. I had to do it when I attempted to access my account. Normally I am always signed in, so escaped the request until I tried to go into my account. I reset my password and carried on. But within an hour, I set the new password back to the one I always use (and can remember!)

Padua, Italy
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2. Re: potential password scam

Hello Aussie. To confirm what Mufti wrote, I invite you to read this link https://www.tripadvisorsupport.com/hc/en-gb/…

3. Re: potential password scam

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