“Delete immediately”: Ministry warns of fraud scam

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Internet fraudsters are trying to obtain citizens’ data with the help of fake e-mail messages in the name of Finanz Online.

The Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) is warning against fake e-mail messages sent to citizens in the name of Finanz Online. The fraudulent messages contain information that the recipients should call up a link and enter their data to receive a refund. The sender of the messages appears to be “FinanzOnline.” The Federal Ministry of Finance continuously warns against such and similar fraud attempts, which are made via various communication channels such as e-mail, SMS and telephone calls.

The hyperlinks lead to fake websites in the style of Finanz Online with references to various banks that request the entry of personal data, mainly account information.

The BMF emphasizes that this is an internet fraud attempt and that the e-mail messages and linked websites are fake.

Information from the BMF is generally provided in the form of notices and is sent by post or to the FinanzOnline Databox. The BMF never asks citizens to transmit personal data such as passwords, credit card details or account information.
Related video: BKA warns of dangerous spam emails.

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