SEPA-phishing: fraudsters inquire account data
The call in the phishing e-mails, which are written in the name of the bank, is almost always the same: within a certain time period, the account holders who are credited are to disclose their account data in order to be able to check it. In addition, phishing e-mails are threatened with the risk of losing access to their bank account if they do not comply with the request. However, the bank customers are then lured to a fake banking page that looks similar to the online banking website. In this case transaction numbers and secret numbers may also be requested. An alternative phishing method is file tags in the e-mail. If these are clicked, viruses or Trojans are installed on their own computer. With this spyware, the Internet criminals can then take the sensitive account data. This is similar when links are clicked in the phishing mail, which leads to fake web pages that are scoured.
Protection against phishing e-mails
Bank customers receiving suspicious emails should not be pressured by announced bankruptcies or similar threats. Under no circumstances should you click on the links contained in the phishing mail or any file attachments. Consumers also advise against responding to the message. Instead, the relevant e-mail should be deleted immediately. Because banks would never send their customers e-mails that contain a request for the provision of account data, secret numbers (eg TANs) or sensitive access data, the banking association urges on its website. If you are unsure about an e-mail, you should clarify this by phone with your bank. Through current phishing attempts, also in connection with the SEPA conversion,