It has come to our attention tonight that a number of bogus/phishing* emails have been sent porporting to be us, VW Parts International.
Please note these were not sent by us and we are taking the precatution of letting you know and to remind everyone to be careful with emails.
Funnily enough this was raised today on Sky News by Barclays bank as a major concern as these types of emails are on the rise, especially at this time of year.
While our Symantec website security is secure like a fortress and all purchases Guaranteed by Norton Shopping Guarantee, sometimes the simple things like links in emails can be the most dangerous.
We’re sure you will be familiar with phishing emails as they are often sent in company names, such as PayPal, eBay, Amazon, Apple and many of the major banks.
Please be vigilant when dealing with emails containing any links or attachments, especially those purporting to be from VW Parts International or any emails saying to ‘click here’ to update your account, view shipping, or order, view the details, retain your access or similar. It may even look identical to what you may be used to. You can always check the real path of any email Sender/URL by hovering the link.
If you have received a phishing email, or an email you do not recognise, DO NOT click on any links, report it to email@example.com or just delete the email.
If you are unsure if an email is real or not please don’t hesitate to contact us via our website live chat facility. We do not send unsolicited emails, you will only receive emails from us if you have recently placed an order and/or if you are a newsletter subscriber.
We never send random emails with links requesting payment.
If we can help, the team is always on stand by, by phone or instant live chat, please do not hesitate to ask, stay safe online and make sure to hover those links before clicking or just tap out the website URL as you know it.
VW Parts International
More information and guidance on how to identify these types of emails and to protect yourself: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/safety/online-privacy/phishing-symptoms.aspx
*phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.”