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Information regarding phishing-attacks

In the past few days, there have been multiple attempts to defraud advertisers on homegate.ch. The process takes place as follows:

  • 1. The scammers register themselves on a published advertisement and request that someone get in touch with them.
  • 2. As soon as they have the advertiser’s e-mail address, the scammers send the advertiser an e-mail which includes a request to login to a link included in the e-mail.
  • 3. If the advertiser clicks on this link, he will be forwarded to what is known as a phishing page. If the advertiser logs in, the scammers then acquire all his/her access data.
  • 4. The scammers will change the ad or create new ads with the «phished» account.

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Attempts to defraud homegate.ch customers

In the past few days, there have been multiple attempts to defraud advertisers on homegate.ch. The process takes place as follows:

  • The scammers register themselves on a published advertisement and request that someone get in touch with them.
  • As soon as they have the advertiser’s e-mail address, the scammers send the advertiser an e-mail which includes a request to login to a link included in the e-mail.
  • If the advertiser clicks on this link, he will be forwarded to what is known as a phishing page. If the advertiser logs in, the scammers then acquire all his/her access data.
  • The scammers next change the advertiser’s advertisement such that all interested parties are rerouted to the scammers’ e-mail address.

We would like to point out that homegate.ch never asks you to supply your user data by e-mail.


Should you receive any conspicuous or strange e-mails, please report this to our Customer Care Centre.

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