- Your postal bank account is the target of cybercriminals.
- With a phishing email, they want to capture the data they need to gain access.
- Don’t let the content pressure you and delete the message.
Attention Postbank customers. You could currently be the victim of a phishing attack. Cyber criminals send emails on behalf of the bank and claim that your account was charged twice for your last purchase. However, the error can be corrected in a very short time.
According to the senders, a link takes you to a cancellation process that takes two minutes of your time. As the consumer advice center reports, the link hides a fake Postbank website. If you give your data there, it will fall into the hands of scammers. So they can easily crack your bank account.
You should therefore not follow the link under any circumstances. Also, don’t let the message pressure you. Sender address, impersonal form of address and the structure of the text are clear indications of a phishing email. If you are unsure in such a case, first check your bank account or get in touch with a Postbank contact person via the official channels.
Simple signs: This is how you recognize every phishing email
A first indication that you have received a phishing email: the email will ask you to confirm personal data or to enter it on a website. This Under no circumstances should you comply with the request. In addition, criminals often use the official logos of the companies they are copying in their emails, but not official sender addresses.
If you find the sender suspicious, you should read the email twice. You will often find spelling mistakes or inconsistencies in German grammar. The attackers usually do not write their emails themselves, but instead use automatically generated messages or translate known emails with a translation program. But why all the effort?
What do criminals achieve with phishing attacks?
Phishing is used on the Internet to collect real user data. Money can be made with these if e-mail addresses, names and other information are sold for advertising purposes or passed on in criminal forums. With the data obtained, cyber criminals can also address future phishing attacks in a more targeted manner, making their attacks more effective.
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Attachments and links contained in malicious e-mails also often inject malware or viruses onto your computer. In addition, you should not simply ignore suspicious emails. Forward them to the above email address and help us report future phishing attacks.
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But phishing emails are not the only danger lurking on the internet. In addition to fraud attempts, there are all kinds of viruses, Trojans and malware that can infect your computer. Unfortunately, data scandals are also part of everyday digital life. You can see the five most recent articles on the subject of “Scam Alerts” below:
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