Scam Alert! Don’t click on this mail from the Finanzamt

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The time for employee assessments has arrived. That’s exactly what brazen scammers have now taken advantage of. With fake text messages in the name of the tax office, they are trying to trick unsuspecting victims into making bank transfers.

The message talks about outstanding debts, saying that 349 euros must be transferred. This is the only way to prevent the threat of garnishment proceedings, they say.

Now crooks have come up with something new again. The likely reason: is an important security update at FinanzOnline.

The fake mail has an extremely professional design: The official logo of finanzonline.at adorns the message.

The text lists all sorts of benefits of an update: improving user authentication, plus more protection against phishing and malware attacks. There is also talk of updating the server for maximum security.

Particularly driest: “We strongly recommend that you update your personal security information by logging into your FinanzOnline account,” one is urgently enticed to click on a button.

And further, to make it look even more authentic: “We also advise you to change your password and not to share it with third parties.”

The last email sentence: “Thank you for your trust in our online financial management system.”

This should make you wonder: The sender of the message is jayaseelan.gopalakrishnan@jeevantechnologies.com.

The Chamber of Labor of Upper Austria has uncovered a large-scale scam involving Amazon deliveries: More and more customers receive a package, but not what they ordered.

The list is long and curious: for example, a paperback book instead of an iPad, a PC without a graphics card, processor and working memory or a used electric toothbrush. “Our investigation is ongoing and we are working hard to fix this problem,” Amazon apologizes.

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