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Be careful because this scam is running on WhatsApp which drains the existing account

As we have reported at ProiezionidiBorsa several times, in the past year the number of scams circulating on the web has increased.

During this pandemic in particular, many scammers have used tricks to trick unintended users, taking advantage of anxiety and fear of the virus.

However, the new frontier for fraud is the Green Pass, which is the digital certificate issued by Ministry of Health. This certificate certifies: successful vaccination, negative molecular or rapid antigen test in the past 48 hours, and recovery from virus in the past 6 months.

But you have to be very careful because this scam is running on WhatsApp which drains the existing account and is related to this certificate.

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In recent days, the Postal Police has dealt with hundreds of reports of users who received a really suspicious message on WhatsApp.
The message states: “In this link you can download the green certificate Covid-19 green corridor that allows you to move freely throughout Italy without a mask.”

The content of this warning is similar to many other phishing attempts, which attempt to steal sensitive data. Like when we marked that “All PostePay owners should beware of this dangerous SMS scam that empties the account in seconds“.

Be careful because this scam is running on WhatsApp which drains the existing account

So the way it works is always the same. You are sending a message by taking advantage of an emergency, or need, in an attempt to lure a click to an external link.

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The latter often leads to a site similar to an institutional site that invites the user to issue sensitive data and banking codes.
Many uninformed users fall into this trap and very few manage to get out of it unscathed.

The advice is to always be careful and notify the Postal Police in any case.
Let us remember that this type of notification comes only via SMS and from a reliable source such as the Ministry of Health.

Here is the original message: “Green Covid-19 certificate **** available. Use AUTHCODE *********** and health card on www.dgc.gov.it or App Immuni or wait for a notification on App IO ” .

Thus, messages other than this one can be considered fraudulent.

(We remind you to carefully read the warnings of this article, which can be referenced Who is the”)

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