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Sparkasse customers should be warned about such e-mails - consumer advice center explains scam

2021-10-22T06:46:54.404Z

The consumer advice center has warned against fake e-mails on behalf of the Sparkasse - and explained how customers can recognize the scam immediately.



The consumer advice center has warned against fake e-mails on behalf of the Sparkasse - and explained how customers can recognize the scam immediately.

The consumer advice center has warned of so-called

phishing emails

, which supposedly come from the Sparkasse.

The problem with such 

scam emails

is that they look deceptively real at first glance.

With such fraudulent e-mails, the fraudsters write e-mails on behalf of banks or companies, which, however, do not come from them at all.

Sparkasse Aim of phishing scammers: E-mails look deceptively real

Under the entry “Sparkasse back in phishing focus”, the consumer advice center announced on its website on October 18 and 19 which scam it was this time: “We received numerous messages with the subject 'New Tan process' which have a well-known phishing scam “, it says on

Konsumentzentrale.de

.

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The mean scam: In these fake e-mails, Sparkasse customers were asked by the fraudsters, among other things, to register for the new procedure via an attached link so that the changeover supposedly went as smoothly as possible.

This is a "compulsory change" for every Sparkasse customer, according to the deceptively real-looking fraudulent email.

From the point of view of consumer advocates, this is a typical phishing scam, in which the criminals aim to access the customer data of those affected.

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"Do not be fooled by the personal address and the very serious appearance of the e-mail," it continues on

Consumer Center.de.

"This is a further attempt to access the personal customer data of inexperienced consumers: Inside." The experts advise: "If you find this email in your inbox, you can simply delete it unanswered."

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Source: merkur

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