Man is the weakest element of security. For this reason, scammers, instead of trying to break them, more often scam them. In recent years, companies and institutions have been informing about a refreshed or completely new scam. This time, they targeted clients
Fraudsters send text messages to PGE’s clients about the alleged bailiff’s execution
On Monday, Poland published on Twitter a warning about fabricated messages to PGE clients
Attention! Fraudsters send text messages about the alleged initiation of bailiffs’ debt collection with PGE. There is a link in the body of the message that leads to a fake panel claiming to be your bank
– we read in the entry.
As can be seen in the screenshots, execution concerns only small amounts. In this case, it is easy to make a decision to pay off to get rid of the problem. The message includes a link to a fabricated PayU website. However, it is enough to look at the address bar to get suspicious immediately. Such messages should be ignored, logging in through such sites allows fraudsters to gain access to our login credentials.
What to do when we see a scam?
CERT advises you to be vigilant and pass the information on to your friends. Threats can be reported to the number 799 448 084 and via the form on the website incydent.cert.pl. The institution places malicious domains on its list on an ongoing basis.
CERT Polska is a team for responding to incidents that violate security on the Internet. The team operates within the framework of the National Research Institute – Scientific and Academic Computer Network (NASK).
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