Bank warns against fake mails and SMS and also against fake employees

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The warning is urgent: particularly brazen fraudsters are going around. This time, they are targeting unsuspecting bank customers.

The notice on the home page of Oberbank e-banking cannot be missed: “Attention! Increased incidence of fraud attempts,” the institute appeals to pay special attention.

And further: the criminal activities of fraudsters on the Internet and the phone are increasing. “We therefore ask you to be generally cautious and to pay particular attention to the following current fraud patterns,” Oberbank says in the direction of its customers.

The company points to three scams at once:

Phishing e-mails are currently circulating, claiming to come from Oberbank. The prompts in them – click on a link, apply for products online, etc. – should not be followed under any circumstances.

In addition, the bank warns against text messages with only one goal: to get as much data about customers and their money as possible.

The institution strongly advises its customers not to respond to calls related to emails and SMS. If you have an alleged fraudster on the other end of the line, it is best to hang up immediately and contact your Oberbank advisor.

A gang is said to have been ripping off pensioners for years with completely overpriced handicraft work. Now a victim in the district Vöcklabruck brought the police on the trace of the crooks.

The alleged swindlers wanted money from the pensioner. He drove to the bank, where an employee became suspicious. She called the police, who finally caught the quartet.

  • source: heute.at/picture: pixabay.com
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