Increasingly developing technology makes life more and more convenient, everything is solved through a few mouse clicks or a few operations on the phone screen. But the development of technology also has a downside when the appearance of more and more technological crimes, increasingly sophisticated forms. They take advantage of the ignorance of those who are new to technology to cheat, appropriate property, bypass the authorities… Especially, during the Covid-19 epidemic, life made life very difficult. difficult, technology criminals are increasingly showing many tricks to deceive users.
Recently, the Department of Competition and Consumer Protection (Ministry of Industry and Trade) has warned of 6 fraudulent methods to appropriate money in bank accounts.
1. Email scam
Email fraud is a form in which fraudsters impersonate a bank officer or company partner to send a letter requesting the prey to provide personal information such as bank account information, ID card, password… to re-login the locked account. These objects lure their prey with large sums of money, great rewards waiting to be “disbursed”. From there, these guys will steal personal/account information and make transactions to appropriate money in the victim’s account.
A form of phishing email
2. Scam by phone message
This is the most common form of fraud and most people encounter today. Every day, many people fly millions to tens of millions of dong because they encounter fraudulent messages sent from fake bank numbers.
Accordingly, incoming messages will have fake links with content announcing system upgrades, winning announcements, asking consumers to access fake websites/links similar to banking websites. Then continue to ask for OTP account and password for transactions via Internet Banking, Mobile Banking. At this time, many users have donated all their personal information and account passwords with their own hands. Fraudsters just need to gently steal money and then hurry away.
A type of SMS scam with a fake link to a bank website
3. Spoofing a phone number
Scammers will use fake phone number services to impersonate officials in law enforcement agencies or service-providing agencies and organizations such as the Police and Institutes of Public Security. People’s Procuratorate, Court, or electricity and water bill collectors call people to commit acts of fraud, pressure, or threaten consumers about being involved in criminal violations to request a “reconciliation” transfer.
Or the fraudsters pretending to be bank officers ask to provide usernames, access passwords, OTP authentication codes to handle problems related to users’ banking transactions. Without a doubt, many people fall into the trap. After having this information, the subject transfers all the money from the consumer’s account to another account to appropriate
4. Scam through fake website
The object of this scam will hack Facebook to impersonate relatives, friends, partners providing fake links to international money transfer services, then ask consumers to receive money or an item for them. When the consumer accesses and enters the login, password and service-enabled OTP on that fake link, the scammer will get all the consumer’s information and install Smart OTP to deliver the transaction. money transfer.
5. Scams through social networks
Scams through social networks are no longer a strange form, although many sources warn, many people are still deceived by this form. Objects will hack Facebook in many different ways (mainly because users subjectively click on links that contain viruses) then these guys continue to go to Messenger to message acquaintances, friends, ask for money. and make transfers.
A lot of people are fooled by this method
6. Scam through e-commerce sites
It sounds new, but actually scams through e-commerce sites are becoming more and more common. Scammers will open personal pages for online sales, order international goods, then advertise and sell items on trusted groups. As soon as the buyer closes the order, he will receive a request to transfer the deposit. After receiving a deposit or pre-payment to place an order, these scammers will not deliver or deliver fake, poor quality products.
These accounts will then be deleted and new online shops will be created with the same technique.
We should now push our vigilance to the maximum. Absolutely do not give any personal information, bank password, ATM card, OTP code to anyone. Also be extremely cautious when clicking on strange links on social networking sites. Read carefully about banking websites, limit entering bank accounts into suspicious links to protect your own personal property before it’s too late.
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