Warning: Norway.com Email Phishing Scam!

Email sent from the fraudulent Norway.com account.

Email sent from the fraudulent Norway.com account.

A Norway.com email address that is allegedly from Visa and MasterCard is encouraging recipients to register a new password to use while shopping on the Internet.

This fraudulent phishing email scam is not from an authorized Norway.com email user.

At first glance, the email can look credible, but Trond C. Brekke, press coordinator for Visa Europe in Norway, stresses that Visa does not send emails directly to cardholders.

“If you ever receive an email from Visa, you can assume that it is fraud. A cardholder will be contacted directly through their bank, and never Visa Europe,” said Brekke.

Messages about the fraudulent emails have been sent to Økokrim in the past day. Anne Dybo, an advisor at Økokrim, encourages people to not respond to emails that ask for credit card numbers, account numbers, or other confidential personal information.

Here is the content of the email:

Sikker e-handel

Nå er det lettere å handle i butikker som er registrert MasterCard SecureCode og Verified by Visa. Verified by Visa og MasterCard SecureCode er innført som en sikkerhet standard av de to internasjonale kortet organisasjoner i samfunnet. Dette betyr at utbetalinger på samme måte uansett om du bruker Visa-kortet eller MasterCard.

Økt sikkerhet i flere og flere butikker Antallet nettbutikker som har vedtatt den nye standarden for sikkerhet øker stadig over hele verden. Shop ofte i utenlandsk internett business, vil du ofte bli bedt om å bruke en av disse to sikre betalingsmåter.

Opprett din koden nå – eller neste gang du handler Før du kan handle i Internett-butikker, med Verified by Visa og SecureCode, må du enten lage dine koden her, eller neste gang du handler i en Internett-bedrift som bruker sikkerhetsstandard.

Lag din kode her.

Translation to English:

Now it’s easier to shop in stores that are registered with MasterCard Secure Code and Verified by Visa. Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode is introduced as a safety standard of the two international card organizations. This means that payments can be made in the same way, whether you use your Visa card or MasterCard.

Increased security in more and more stores number of online shops that have adopted the new standard for security is constantly increasing worldwide. When you shop online, you will often be asked to use Visa or Mastercard. Create your code now, or before you shop online with Verified by Visa and Mastercard Secure Code.

This email was sent from a false Norway.com email account, so be aware of any email scams coming from Norway.com. We will never ask you for your credit card information or other confidential personal information.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (206) 441-3044 or contactus@norway.com.

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