The alert level is rising for a new and alarming scam that could affect our service Current accountsIt has already been reported several times in some areas of the country.
With the advent of the summer period, which coincides with the holidays for many Italian citizens, in general, the number of transactions rises significantly, as well as frauds and deceptions by criminals trying to take advantage of a lower level of interest. This is why the advice is always to remain especially vigilant even when you don’t want to do anything but stop relaxing.
Apart from the classic scams, which are done by sending false messages and emails on the electronic devices of the target on duty, with the aim of capturing password And access codes that are often able to also open doors for checking accounts, criminals are able to carry out new frauds, constantly improving themselves in order to bring a growing number of victims into their network.
To disguise themselves more and more even in the eyes of those who are more attentive, cyber scammers are now using a method renamed “plagiarism”, or a cyberattack that occurs with near-complete identity fraud. An unsuspecting victim will have the conviction of communicating directly with his or her bank, with which key contacts are faithfully copied, starting with the phone number recorded in the address book.
Unfortunately, getting into the trap is very easy, because thanks to the ability to clone the phone numbers of banks and credit institutions, criminals can easily deceive the victims. All thanks for using VoIP services They are provided by managers who have offices in foreign countries: so scammers have the possibility to use any phone number, even if it already exists, without limits or problems.
Customers have recently been scammed Unicredit: By sending a text message, the user is informed of the necessary update of the home banking data. Then comes the classic request to click on a link, which is fully activated exposed to scammers, who seize the sensitive data of the victim. The advice, since banks never tell their customers via text messages, is not to enter codes, passwords or click on any link, but to go to the branch and report the scam directly to the system forces as soon as possible.
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