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This is what “serious trouble” comes for

A message these days is circulating to many owners of a well-known rechargeable card: PostePay instant ban. Here’s what happens.

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there PostePay She was one of those great ideas If they did not exist, they would have been invented. At the “dawn” of online shopping, Probably “saved” thousands of accounts currents. Even if we take safety today for granted, in reality, this has not always been the case. Report your Iban or credit card details to buy something can be a lot Risky. Of course, even today we must be very careful. But at least with one rechargeable card Like PostePay Shopping more safely. Indeed, by reloading it with the amount necessary for the purchase, there is no risk – perhaps – that other money will be deducted.

Anyway, as already mentioned, Virtual store purchases are mostly safe, but the convenience of PostePay rechargeable did not “go out of fashion”, quite the contrary. Along with “fame”, however, came the negative side. there PostePay – or rather the owners – continuously The topic of fraud attempts. Let’s see what happens recently.

“PostePay is prohibited,” the message that alerts (with good reason)

many friends From the rechargeable card They are receiving an SMS With an alarming connection: “Your PostePay will be blocked immediately. To solve the problem, click on this linkor similar texts. Someone might have already figured it out This is another try to phishing. For those who do not know what we are talking about, it is recommended to continue reading the article.

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Via SMS Like those, crafty Criminals are trying to steal data. By data we mean Password or credentials of the bank or postal account, above all. Those who receive such SMS may naively think that there is a problem with the card, and click on the link. In fact, Poste Italiane (as well as banks and other facts) never ask to solve a problem by accessing the site. And least of all they ask for ‘confirmation’ Personal data, Social Security numbers, passwords, or PINs.

How do you recognize a scam and then defend yourself?

The Messages ‘Worrying’ that warns of urgent problems e They invite you to take some action They are always a symptom scam attempt. By making the user believe that the data connection is resolved, they get it Invaluable information. By that time, it is too late. in a very short time Criminals empty accounts, cards and postal books. But they can also perform Payments for purchases abroad, activation of expensive subscriptionsAnd when it gets worse They can steal your identity.

Indications to defend Of these criminal attacks are valid for all sectors: for the bank account, for insurance, for credit cards, for electricity and gas contracts, Anything That Moves Money In short.

Italian Postwho is aware of the numerous attempts at fronds made by criminals using his products, He created a special page with useful information. Here is an excerpt from the instructions that can be very useful to avoid the trap: “Both Poste Italiane SpA and PostePay SpA care about your safety. For this, along with our experience, we offer you these few and simple rules: they never ask you to provide your personal details, codes, payment card details (eg Postepay card number, expiration date, CVV2 and CVC2) or security codes (such as a PIN or password traffic) in any way and for no purpose. Remember that even a mobile phone number is personal information that should always be preserved. “

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Scams are on the rise, not only on PostePay and banks

phenomenon phishing Practically born with digital. But unfortunately, with the increase in the number of people using mobile phones, applications and computers, criminals have intensified their “work”. Every day they try to deceive someone Fake phone calls, fake text messages, fake emailswhich appears to come from some of the company’s employees.

Even those who are always careful risk ‘falling in love with it’ because Scammers know how to “argument”. So we also renew our advice. Unfortunately it’s good Do not trust one. If any operator of any fact contacts you, writes to you or writes you something else to tell you there is a problem, don’t listen to them. Call in personwith the numbers or addresses you have, the Bank or Theme “Problem”. Only then will you be sure that you are really talking to the official staff. And you will save a lot of “hassle” and a lot of money.

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