The Correos SMS scam returns: this is how they try to steal your data or introduce a virus

With the proliferation of scam attempts through emails, calls or SMS, the work of the police to put an end to these bad habits has intensified. To such an extent that in recent days he has remembered one of the most common in Spain, the one that simulates the delivery of a package.

The increase in home orders, since the pandemic began, has caused many cybercriminals to try to simulate a shipment to get hold of personal data, money or introduce a virus into technological devices. A fraud attempt on the network where phishing, or impersonation, with Correos has been the most repeated.

In an SMS in which a payment of an amount of money is notified to complete an order, the message includes a fraudulent web address that will only harm the affected user. This url redirects to a fake Post Office page, where personal and bank details are requested in order to seize the most sensitive information of a person.

Already proliferated, as well as the other repeated phishing attempt with Correos, the police remember not to fall into these traps that take advantage of consumers’ ignorance. And it is that these types of services are never carried out via SMS, as it is convenient to call the supplanted company to verify such a message.

Tips to avoid falling for these frauds

Both affected companies and the police always recommend being very attentive, distrusting all these types of messages and always contacting the entity to verify if what has arrived is 100% real. Likewise, a call is made to put it on notice and denounce in case the attempted fraud reaches greater.

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If by chance the false url has been entered and personal data has been given, the most convenient thing is to quickly call the bank of each user so that they block the personal account and solve the error. Filing a complaint with the police can be a way to recover personal data or stolen money, but in many cases it becomes a real problem since cybercriminals act from very remote countries.

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