'Your payment didn't go through': Dangerous new Spotify scam
Think twice before you click any links if you receive an email from Spotify, with a new email phishing scam pretending to be the streaming service currently hitting Aussie inboxes.
Complete with the Spotify username and branding, the email advises customers their account has been suspended as payment couldn't be made.
"We're sad to see you go. We couldn't take your payment, so we have paused your subscription for now. You will start hearing ads and you can no longer listen to your favourite songs offline. The good news is Premium is just a click away," the body of the email reads.
A button is provided for customers to reactivate premium Spotify, with unsuspecting recipients who click the link being led to a fake Spotify-branded phishing page that asks for their login details.
Upon completion, victims are led to two further pages asking for credit card and address information, before being taken to a Spotify page containing a "404 error".
"The phishing pages are legitimate-looking copies of pages purporting to be from Spotify," explained email security company MailGuard.
"Cybercriminals have taken great pains to incorporate the exact colour scheme, logo, fonts and popular images commonly found in Spotify pages in a bid to convince the user that the email is actually originating from the digital music service."
Several spacing and formatting errors in the body of the email indicate the email is scam, with Spotify also saying it will never ask for your personal information over email.