Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spoof Rental Inquiry email from VRBO?

I received a rental inquiry email from VRBO;  I know that I am not advertising with them for last two years. The email did not have a phone number; it did have an email and several links under the property ID and several other text like " This message contains blocked images Sow Images Here"

I did a copy link and pasted the results to note pad and the links were all the same and looked to be code.

I called VRBO and was asked to forward the email to them. They also informed me that the property ID on the inquiry was from a property in Florida.

The header of the email was VRBO's logo image.

 Please be on the lookout for any email inquiries and NEVER click on a link in any emails even if you know they show to be from a trusted sender. If you hover over a link and right mouse click and Select "Copy Shortcut" open note pad or any text editor and past the link information you will be able to tell if it is from a trusted URL.

Hope this helps to prevent anyone getting malware on their system from any such inquiry emails as it is very apparent to me this was the intent of the email received...
In VRBO's defense the rental inquiry email I received was not generated from them. I checked the email source code and it was not generated by them. The sender was using their send email address and logo; so be ware they can do the same with any listing sites logo and email address!

Look to us for all your accommodation needs in Puerto Rico; Your family and you deserve it...

Albert Rios Owner Operator Villas de COSTA MAR

Stay with us at Villas de Costa Mar for clean, safe, secure, comfortable accommodations in Dorado Puerto Rico and do day trips to anywhere in the island. Directions and instructions in our rentals and on our website...

Monday, March 2, 2015

Snow and Ice; I am ready right now for Sun and Fun!

For those in the north-east, snow and ice has become a common theme in the last few weeks. If it was not for my son’s school days I would be in sunny warm Puerto Rico! This morning started with warming up the frigid cars all iced over. First was my wife’s car so she can get to work and my car so I can drive my son to school so he does not have to wait at bus stop in this cold weather. My car was low on gas so I took the trip to gas station after twenty minutes of defrosting the ice on windshields. Back to the house to chisel the ice on the walkways and driveways. Right tools makes it manageable task. So I then head back into the house when the cell phone goes off a call from NCS my son’s school; they cancelled school for the day! The first thing that came to mind was if I only knew this on Thursday I would have packed up the family and gone south for the weekend!

That thought in mind as soon as school is over this year we are headed to Puerto Rico to enjoy our little piece of paradise. Sun and fun for two weeks or more if I can convince my wife that my son and I are staying until school starts; not a likely event but I will give it my best.
One week, two week or more what makes sense is to get away and enjoy Puerto Rico and all it has to offer! If you are ready for some sun, fun and relaxation and getting away from the snow and ice go over to our website and give us a call or process a reservation and give me the best time to call you to assist you in securing your dates for sun and fun in paradise; your family and you deserve it…

Villas de Costa Mar

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