The World : Luxury 5-Star Hotel in Surat, Gujarat, India

At The World, owned and operated by Hindva Hospitality LLP, we take the privacy and security of our guests very seriously. We would like to remind you about the potential risks associated with various types of phishing activities and how to protect yourself against them.

Phishing is a type of online fraud where attackers attempt to trick users into divulging personal or sensitive information by posing as legitimate and trustworthy entities. We want to ensure that our guests are aware of the potential risks and how to stay protected.

We would like to assure you that we will never ask for your login credentials, credit card and debit card information, Pin for UPI or same kind of technologies or other personal details via email or phone. If you receive an email or phone call that appears to be from us and asks for any such information, it is most likely a phishing attempt.

There are several types of phishing scams that you should be aware of, including but not limited to :

Lottery or Lucky Draw Scam : In this type of scam, the attacker poses as a legitimate lottery or lucky draw organization and informs you that you have won a prize. They will then ask you to provide personal or financial information to claim the prize.

Employment Scam : In this type of scam, the attacker poses as a legitimate employer and offers you a job. They will then ask you to provide personal or financial information as part of the hiring process.

Social Media Scam :In this type of scam, the attacker may create a fake social media account that looks like a legitimate one and send you friend requests or messages. They will then attempt to trick you into divulging personal information or clicking on links that may contain malware.

Tech Support Scam :In this type of scam, the attacker poses as a legitimate technical support representative and informs you that your computer or device has been infected with a virus, or software/apps are not working properly, or software/apps need to be updated. They will then ask you to provide remote access to your device or to download software that may contain malware.

Financial Scam :In this type of scam, the attacker poses as a legitimate financial institution, such as a bank or credit card company, and asks for your personal or financial information. They may also ask you to transfer money, purchase gift cards or redeem the points.

Phishing emails disguised as legitimate emails :These emails may look like they are coming from a trusted source, such as a bank or an online retailer, and will often ask you to verify personal or account information.

To protect yourself against phishing attacks, we recommend the following best practices :

  • Be cautious of any email or message that asks for your personal or financial information. If you receive such an email, do not respond to it or click on any links it may contain.
  • Check the email address and URL carefully. Phishing emails often use fake email addresses or URLs that look similar to the legitimate ones. Always verify the sender’s email address and check the URL carefully before clicking on any links.
  • Use strong and unique passwords for your accounts. Avoid using the same password for multiple accounts and ensure that your passwords are strong and difficult to guess.
  • Enable two-factor authentication when available. Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to your accounts and makes it more difficult for attackers to gain access.
  • Keep your antivirus and operating system updated. Updates often contain security patches and bug fixes that can help protect your device against malware and other threats.
  • Be wary of unsolicited messages or calls. If you receive an unsolicited message or call that appears to be from a legitimate organization, do not provide any personal or financial information without verifying the authenticity of the request.
  • Do not click on suspicious links or download attachments from unknown sources. These may contain malware that can infect your device and steal your information.
  • Be aware of financial scams, which can include fake investment opportunities, fraudulent charity donations, or fake tax collection attempts. Always verify the legitimacy of the organization before making any financial transactions.
  • Monitor your accounts regularly. Keep an eye out for any unusual activity or transactions on your bank and credit card statements. If you notice any suspicious activity, contact your bank or credit card company immediately.
  • Educate yourself on the latest phishing tactics. Scammers are constantly coming up with new ways to trick people, so it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest tactics and best practices for staying safe online.

If you believe that you have fallen victim to a phishing scam, please contact us immediately. We will work with you to investigate the issue and take appropriate action to protect your personal and financial information.

At The World, we are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our guests. Thank you for taking the time to read this phishing alert, and we hope that you will take the necessary steps to protect yourself against online threats.