November 30, 2021

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What happens to customer accounts?

Something strange is happening in banks like Unicredit, Bnl and Intesa San Paolo. Account holders do not sleep peacefully.

Internet scams are lurking

All savers’ nightmare, the recurring horror that causes sleepless nights for all account holders: losing your money. The “streets” of sophisticated bank account scammers know no bounds It is updated from month to month. For the sole purpose of “emptying” our pocketsto enrich themselves. We are like fighting a war, for a while: unfortunately it is a struggle without limits. The sacrificial victims, vulnerable on paper at least in this bitter confrontation, are us. Poor savers and taxpayers are already being harassed by the constant blows of the tax cleaver and price increases, in 2021 that promises to be almost like a lynching where we are the victims. We just need phishing: The high-tech name at the end seems to be seemingly innocuous. But it actually hides very serious flaws that they can do Strain our money like a hurricane.

Unicredit, Bnl, Intesa San Paolo: Account holders are not sleeping soundly, let’s find out what happens

Important banks in the Italian financial scene I have received many complaints from customers in recent weeks. The accusation is sending messages in which account holders feel “scared” by announcing the deactivation of various functions. In fact, lenders are as victims of a scam as the customers. The email is, in fact, a phishing attempt, a computer scam Designed to steal sensitive user data and use it to wipe accounts and cards.

How do you protect yourself from this digital earthquake that threatens to collapse everything on us? How do you safely escape from this real organized crime that is happening behind the scenes?

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The knowledge that banks and credit institutions, which must surely be equipped, at least on paper, with security systems far more sophisticated than those of unsuspecting citizens, are also victims of fraud attempts, does not comfort us at all.

Unicredit, Bnl, Intesa San Paolo: A Phishing Nightmare

Phishing attempts are getting fierce and sophisticated. characterized by Emails that perfectly reflect our bank’s ‘chart’ And the home page of the Internet section of our home banking system. The purpose has been clear for some time, and the tools for obtaining it are different. Recognize and seize our access keys in order to empty our bank account. Therefore, constantly “educating and updating” about cybercriminals’ “attack strategies” is a must. Whether you are part of a bank, an employee or a manager, whether you are a small business owner. As usual knowledge and study in the first place, In this is more indispensable than ever to defend themselves. Sword and shield, as we were in the Middle Ages. But for those who did not understand we are at war!

Is there anyone who hasn’t received it at least once? suspicious email, It is very similar to the communications that banks usually send us. The distracted account holder, worried about the content of the message, would not be inclined to notice some details that would, instead, allow recognition of the fraud attempt.

Suspicious emails, a must watch

You may have noticed that in recent weeks the major Italian banks have been positively “bombing” us with letters. Whether on our mobile phones or in the reserved section of our bank account. They constantly warn us against disclosing, under any circumstances, the user and password. They point out that lenders never demand it from their clients. Most of the time, they diligently make us update access keys that always have an expiration date. Furthermore, all access systems, whether via the app or online, to our Banking Department are always linked to our mobile phone number. Do you want to check your balance? Do you want to make a bank transfer? In addition to the credentials, a temporary code will always be sent to you via text message and you will be asked to tap your phone to log in. Because supposedly no one can steal our cell phone. joke is not it? Imagine who has everything on their mobile phone: access codes and passwords and every financial device is connected to our number and our smartphone. Losing it or taking it away is another nightmare, almost worse than a stranger emptying your account.

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Woe to being distracted, and never give out sensitive data

Service outages are usually reported, key functions are deactivated. The latent scammer focuses his email on our fears and anxieties. All this to prompt us, in a few moments, to reformulate our data. Just a few seconds of distraction, the criminal enters our system and empties our bank account. And now their life savings disappear!

Last email coming For Unicredit customers, For example, which is not normally sent by the bank, it is very complex and diabolical.

The text reads verbatim:Through this email, we inform you that we have deactivated all online operations with your credit card and the functionality of your Unicredit account.“.

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The e-mail of the ‘bad guy on duty’ informs us, to let us in in complete fear, is clearly misleading us, All services assigned to us by our bank are prohibited. We are asked to click on a link, apparently created with diabolical skill, enter the data of the name, surname, phone and access the bank. Count to three, breathe, think! Stop and don’t do nonsense before your money ends up in the hands of who knows who. Contact your bank management and postal police immediately.