And again, a new scam: a supposed mail from the post office is about alleged shipping costs. The police are alarmed.
Importance: high and insistent subject: “You still have to pay shipping costs.” The message that lands in mailboxes these days does not miss its mark.
The mail itself is adorned with the Post logo. The text says that a shipment is being processed. To receive it, you still have to pay the package costs.
It goes on to say, “Click the button below now to complete your payment. Only then will your postal shipment be confirmed and you will receive your package.”
Below the button, the polite farewell: “Kind regards, your postal team.”
Anyone who allows themselves to be tricked ends up on a website whose sole purpose is to collect as much data as possible. This adds another facet to phishing scams.
Especially around Christmas, the above-average buying propensity of many is shamelessly exploited. At present, it is again somewhat calmer in the range, explains Gerald Sakoparnig, director of the department fraud with the regional criminal investigation department Upper Austria on “today” inquiry.
However, the so-called daughter-son trick has persisted for more than a year. The scammers pretend to be distressed offspring and try to trick worried parents. “There are new cases every day,” Sakoparnig explains.
What has been increasing for a few days is false emails from the savings bank. In them, customers are asked to make an update. In this case, too, the perpetrators want to obtain confidential data.
Through which especially older adults have already lost thousands of euros: An alleged bank employee shows up at their home and explains that he has to take supposedly counterfeit banknotes to check them. The victims never see the money again.
The police warn of a new wave of fraud by fake police officers. The perpetrators are mainly targeting people with the first name Maria.
They call their victims out of the blue and scare them with a horror story: Their money is no longer safe at home. An official will come and get it. No sooner said than done, the women never see any of the cash again.
- source: heute.at/picture: post.at
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